Capital Projects Information
Water & Stormwater Improvements to Seminole St., Indian Dr., and Apache St.
Kill Devil Hills Project - Contractor: Hatchell Concrete
Start Date: September 6, 2023 Anticipated Finish: Spring 2024
Recent Progress (10/6/23): The entire water main in Seminole Street and the water crossing at Indian Drive and Seminole Street have been installed. The water main installation is progressing west on Indian Drive. "Long side" water service lines. to houses on the side of the street away from the main, have been completed on Seminole.
The next few days: Continue installing the water main in Indian Drive, flushing, testing, and disinfecting of the new water main is expected in about two weeks.
Station 14 KDH Fire Department Facility
Kill Devil Hills Project (FD), Dare County Project (EMS) - Contractor: Barnhill
Start Date: March 2023 Anticipated Finish: Summer 2024
The Town of Kill Devil Hills and Dare County marked a monumental milestone on May 10, 2023, as we broke ground on a new 36,000-square-foot facility, which will serve as Kill Devil Hills Fire Department Station 14 and Dare County EMS Station 1. The new co-located facility, which will be constructed at 1630 N. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills, is part of a multi-phase project to improve and modernize numerous outdated facilities in order to better serve residents and visitors.
Recent Progress: As of September 22, 2023, EMS Station 1 in Kill Devil Hills has had all of the concrete slab floorings poured, approximately 85% of all the block walls have been installed to height, and metal roof trusses are being built on-site and installed. Work will continue on the exterior of the building throughout October.
Meekins Field Park and Splash Pad
*Please note: As of 10/2/23, the open play field is closed for seeding.*
A Grand Opening Event was held on August 3, 2023, to commemorate the Town’s new Splash Pad (first in Dare County) and Meekins Field Park improvements.
Meekins Field has expanded beyond just a one-sport-park, as there is now a large open play field, which can be used for all kinds of activities like soccer, lacrosse, football, kickball, or just a good old game of catch.
In addition to the Splash Pad and the open play field, improvements to the Park include:
• Brand new playground equipment has been installed and we’re in the process of completing a fun new play area for toddlers, too.
• The park has a new restroom building, including a family bathroom that hosts a changing table.
• Drinking fountains and a water bottle refill station are available.
• New picnic shelter with tables.
• Sidewalks throughout the park, including the perimeter to get some exercise.
• Parking lot and drop-off circle.
• Upgraded lighting
• The ever-popular courts for tennis, and now pickleball, are undergoing renovations and will be available soon.
Learn more about the Splash Pad
KDH US 158 Sidewalk Project: Phase 5
Kill Devil Hills Project - Contractor: Barnhill
Start Date: Spring 2023 Finish: Summer 2023
A 5’ wide sidewalk was installed along the frontage of the Wright Brothers National Memorial from W. Landing Drive to Colington Road.
Water & Stormwater Improvements to Wrightsville Blvd. and Area
Kill Devil Hills Project -
Start Date: Design Started Fall 2023
Phase 1 and Phase 2: to include water main and stormwater improvements from Goddard Ave to Carolyn Dr. Also includes water improvements on E. Baum St., E. Clark St., E. Atlantic St., & Neptune St.
Recent Progress: The project is currently under design.
Toddler Play Area at Meekins Field
Anticipated completion Winter 2024
Pickleball/Tennis Courts at Meekins Field
Resurfacing and Striping anticipated to be completed Fall 2023.
US 158 and Colington Road Updates
* Both of these roads are owned and maintained by North Carolina Department of Transportation. This is NCDOT's project, not the Town of Kill Devil Hills.*
The following is the latest information received by the Town from North Carolina Department of Transportation regarding their projects occurring in KDH:
As of October 3, 2023, the Fred Smith Company (FSC) has begun working on the right turn lane extension onto Colington Road.
FSC plans to prepare the grade for the turn lane this week in preparation for approximately 600’ of curb and gutter on the west side of US 158. The curb is expected to be placed later this week. Once complete, the contractor will pave the new turn lane and taper. Most of this work will require the closure of the outside southbound lane leading to Colington Road. No other work is expected at the Colington / US 158 intersection at this time. Milling and resurfacing of US 158 will take place later this fall.
NCDOT Project Personnel Contact Information:
Division One – District One
North Carolina Department of Transportation
(252) 621-6406 office
1929 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Marshall Gill, PE
Division Maintenance Engineer
North Carolina Department of Transportation
(252) 482-1850 office
113 Airport Drive, Suite 100
Edenton, NC 27932
Residents in Kill Devil Hills will soon begin seeing crews from Ripple Fiber working in the right-of-way along local roadways. They are installing fiber internet services. Construction is expected to begin in the Fall of 2023 and last several months.
Ripple Fiber will attempt to limit any inconveniences to our residents. Any questions or issues should be directly reported to Ripple Fiber directly via their website. Citizens may also contact their local office via phone: 252-862-3407.
Ripple Fiber will provide the Town with updates, which will be posted here. Please check back as we receive more information.