This time lapse video of beach nourishment is from around Aug. 10 near Mile Post 18.5 Nags Head. Beach nourishment sand pumping operations were completed Aug. 18 in the 8200 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road near Mile Post 17, the town announced Monday.
The Gulfstream public beach access just south of Jennette’s Pier near Mile Post 16.5 is closed to vehicles but not pedestrians until Aug. 27, while the nourishment contractor removes equipment from the beach. The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 also remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access.
The installation of sand fencing and sea oats, which can withstand arid conditions, is still taking place in Nags Head’s south end. The Juncos Street public beach access is still being used by the sand fencing and sprigging contractor, but the access remains open.
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