Beach Milepost 15.5

By: Teach154
7/8/2019 5:46 PM

Hi,
I am so confused when looking at the beach nourishment update and what my real estate office is telling me. According to my agent, they have already completed the area behind my rental which is near the Forest Ave Entrance. However, the map tells a different story. Can anyone update me on where it is going on now and what might be going on upon my arrival on 7/27? We were there through the last nourishment project and I am terrified of a repeat performance!

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/8/2019 8:59 PM

We went looking for the work site today. It's a little south of the Loggerhead beach access. That's between mile post 14 and 14.5. They are working the north end of the subline, so they may have finished the area south of the subline, not sure, but I'll drive up there in next couple days.It's amazing how wide the beach is now! If you enlarge the photo you can see Jennettes Pier faintly in the background.



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By: Homeagain
7/8/2019 9:03 PM

sent you a PM

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By: Rustynail
7/9/2019 8:07 AM

Not an expert but you may be affected. They are working the subline just to the north of you. According to the city they are still working to the north to tie in with work that has already be done before turning south of that subline do BN work for 5000ft. Then they will move to the subline just on the north side of Jeanette's Pier and work 5000ft north to tie in with the BN they already completed. We were there 6/22-6/29 at MP16 and watched them build the subline close to Jeanette's.

City of Nags head posts weekly updates on their website.

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/10/2019 1:06 PM

Its July 10 and we just went to Forrest St access to check things out. The work is north of there, but close. I didn't see any pipe laid at that access I'm posting a picture, if you enlarge you can see the CRAB to the left and Liberty Island dredge to the right.



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By: JoyinVirginia
7/10/2019 1:19 PM

FYI, CRAB = Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy. I am fascinated by it, and would pay for a ride if they sold tickets!



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By: OiBeeX
7/10/2019 1:25 PM

FYI, CRAB = Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy. I am fascinated by it, and would pay for a ride if they sold tickets!

JoyinVirginia


Wow, hadn't heard of this! Not where we are staying, but might need to take my son there to watch for a while

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/10/2019 1:36 PM

FYI, CRAB = Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy. I am fascinated by it, and would pay for a ride if they sold tickets!

JoyinVirginia


Wow, hadn't heard of this! Not where we are staying, but might need to take my son there to watch for a while

OiBeeX


Its fascinating! Here is link to article about the CRAB.
Click to follow link...

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By: hoi toide
7/10/2019 3:25 PM


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7/10/2019 3:26 PM


By: JoyinVirginia
7/10/2019 4:24 PM

hoi tide, is that really how they move it? Amazing!

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By: Teach154
7/10/2019 6:45 PM

Thank you all for the information, I do think the timing will be perfect for it to be right behind our house?????? I’m so upset by the agent who said she drove to the house and the beach was done behind my rental. Wish she was honest, not sure I would use them again. I know the nourishment must occur for us to continue to have beaches to enjoy, but really hate dishonesty!

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/10/2019 8:17 PM

Teach, the timing is unpredictable. So it may not affect you that week. if weather stays good and there are no equipment problems, the project might zip along. If there is a subline problem, might move to another section of beach completely. If the dredge needs to go to Norfolk for service, then work will stop until it gets back.
Hoping things work out for you for the best!

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/12/2019 1:06 PM

Teach, here are the latest changes! as of July 11, 2019. from the morebeachtolove.com site:
"Due to a problem with the submerged pipe just north of MP 15, the dredge is currently working at another subline further south, near Mile Post 16, just north of Jennette's Pier. Progress will continue north from the subline near MP 16 until the subline north of MP 15 is repaired. Then, construction is planned to move back to the MP 15 subline so construction can continue to move south about 5,000 feet. However, these plans could change and we'll let you know if they do."

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By: Staggerlee
7/12/2019 2:21 PM

Our family vacations in the 70s were always in South Nags Head. This year I was going to eschew the northern towns and return to the ole neighborhood, so to speak. Then I learned about the beach nourishment. I read as much as I could and studies the maps, but in the end just did not want to risk it. We opted for Southern Shores this year.

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By: Teach154
7/12/2019 2:31 PM

We were there the last time they did nourishments. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed!

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By: Staggerlee
7/12/2019 3:00 PM

Well good luck.

But as others have noted, you are still a stone's throw away from areas that are perfectly fine.

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/12/2019 6:04 PM

We went to Jennettes Pier, it's at mile post 16.5 and this is view from walkway going to the pier.



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By: JoyinVirginia
7/12/2019 9:46 PM

July 12, 9:30 PM report from Gull St beach access. Construction is in front of Owen's motel and Sea Foam. Its surprisingly QUIET compared to when we watched beach nourishment in Kitty Hawk couple years ago. we talked to NEST volunteer working the site, he agreed, seems the backup beeps are quieter. the floodlights are pointed toward the water. walking back, the dunes at that access are tall. we could not hear the bulldozers halfway back to the parking lot.

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By: markymark39
7/14/2019 7:46 AM

They set up shop this morning right in front of Ocean Villas 2...they were about 100 yards south of here yesterday.u



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By: jdj1991
7/15/2019 9:11 AM

omg I even love it's "official" name....."amphibious buggy"...

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By: hoi toide
7/15/2019 10:07 AM

My first summer, 1983, was living at Duck near the research pier and I spent all summer staring at their cRAB. It IS fascinating!

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By: JoyinVirginia
7/18/2019 11:05 PM

Here is the most recent update from the morebeachtolove.com site:
July 16, 2019
Construction has been progressing north from the submerged pipeline located near Mile Post 16 (about the 7100 block of South Virginia Dare Trail, just north of Jennette's Pier).
However, the subline near Mile Post 15 (about the 5800 block of South Virginia Dare Trail) has been repaired, and, as a result, construction has just returned to the area just south of the Village Beach Club. Work will continue to progress south for approximately another 4,000 feet; after that area has been completed, construction will return back to the subline near Mile Post 16. If you are keeping this information straight, we will issue you a beach nourishment expert certificate during your next visit to town hall! Essentially, as we've mentioned before, construction progresses 5,000 feet on each side (north and south) of a submerged line that connects to a dredge offshore. Once construction has been completed 5,000 feet in each direction, work will then move to another submerged line and the process will begin all over again.
Installation of sand fencing and sprigging to stabilize the newly placed sand has started just south of the Juncos Street public beach access. The stabilization project will progress south to the town line at Mile Post 21 and then flip and progress north from Juncos Street.
Thanks to everyone for their patience with this project. We'll continue to keep you updated.
The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access.

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