Bids are in for Avon-Buxton beach nourishment projects

Published 3:44 pm Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Dare County has received bids for the Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Manson Construction and Weeks Marine.

The low bidder was Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. at $25,870,000 with a start date of May 1, 2022 and an end date of September 30, 2022. The Avon and Buxton beach nourishment project’s estimated cost is $30,211,176.

The bids were opened on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021; however, the proposals must still be evaluated for completeness before a specific bid can be recommended to the Dare County Board of Commissioners, which will then give approval to award the bid.

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Dare County posted the information on its website on Nov. 18, 2021.

The Avon beach nourishment project is designed to pump over one million cubic yards of sand from about 3,000 feet north of the Avon Pier at Due East Road to the southern boundary of Avon at the National Park Service line. The distance is about 2.5 miles. The project summary indicates that the Avon beach will be widened by about 100 feet.

The Buxton project is a beach renourishment project. The original project, completed in February 2018, includes 2.9 miles of shoreline from the Haulover Day Use Area north of Buxton to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.