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Comments open on proposed Buxton and Avon nourishment projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on proposed beach nourishment projects for the villages of Buxton and Avon.

Dare County started this regulatory process for the projects.

Public comments on both projects are due by 5 p.m. on July 28, 2021.

For the Buxton project, Dare County seeks authorization to dredge 1.2 million cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an offshore site two miles out in state waters.

The sand is to be deposited along a 2.9-mile section of oceanfront shoreline, starting at the Haulover parking area to the old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse location, reports the Corps.

For the Avon project, Dare County seeks authorization to dredge 1 million cubic yards of beach quality sediments from two offshore borrow sources and deposit the material along about a 2.5-mile section of oceanfront shoreline.

Both projects intend to restore critically eroded oceanfront and protect NC 12.

For more details, go to saw.usace.army.mil/Missions under Regulatory Permit Program for Public-Notices.

The Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District will receive written comments pertinent to the proposed work, as outlined above, until 5 p.m., July 28, 2021. Comments should be submitted to Mr. Josh Pelletier, Washington Regulatory Field Office, 2407 West Fifth Street, Washington, North Carolina 27889. Pelletier can be reached at 910-251-4605.

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