Be aware of safety near dune walkover projects

Citizens should be aware of construction zones in areas of Corolla where public access dune walkover structures are being replaced. Currently, the dune walkovers at Coral and Dolphin streets are under construction. The old walkovers are being replaced with new, safer structures that land directly on the beach. Please use caution while in the vicinity of the construction sites and do not allow children to play in the work zones. Each of the new dune walkovers will be 8’ wide and provide a safe entrance onto the beach.

Construction of a new walkover located at Mackerel St. may be delayed until the fall, but it is designated for replacement this year.

Aerial view of new Perch St. walkover

Overall, Currituck County is in a multi-year project to replace a total of 12 old dune walkovers at public beach access points. Phase one of the project was completed in 2021, with new dune walkovers built at Barracuda, Perch, and Sailfish streets.

During the winter of 2022-2023, new walkovers will be constructed at Bonito, Marlin, and Sturgeon streets. The project’s final phase will include the replacement of walkovers at Herring, Shad, and Tuna streets during the winter of 2023-2024.