Frisco Beach Access Facility Improvement Work Begins

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Work is scheduled to begin next week on updating Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Frisco Beach Access amenities and parking lot. Photo: National Park Service

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore will begin a project next week to improve its Access to Frisco Beach in the southern part of Hatteras Island.

Access to Frisco Beach offers showers, changing rooms and restrooms and, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, daily lifeguard services.

Awarded to TD McGhee Co. of Wilmington, the $896,506 project is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

The National Park Service is planning the following improvements:

  • The current 44-space parking area will be expanded by 36 spaces, which will replace the parking area lost due to Hurricane Florence in 2018 at the former Frisco Pier site.
  • A new asphalt pavement will cover the parking area. This project will require a short closure during the process. The public will be notified in advance.
  • Sanitary facilities, including new toilets, urinals, sinks and lighting, will be upgraded.
  • Exterior decking and shower area flooring will be replaced with precast concrete panels.
  • The sanitary block will receive a new coating.
  • Outdoor showers will be replaced.

“This project will improve visitor access and experience at one of Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s most popular beaches,” David Hallac, superintendent of eastern North Carolina National Parks, said in a statement. communicated.

During the 120-day project, which is expected to be completed by mid-January 2022, portable toilets, temporary showers and boardwalk access will be available to the public. There are 25 parking spaces at the south end of the parking area which will be available to the public except during the paving phase of the project.

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