Work to Continue on NC 12 Stormwater Project in Duck

Work on the storm water project on NC 12 in the Town of Duck will continue beginning in mid-February. The improvements to NC 12 in the southern portion of Duck, particularly at the intersection of West Tuckahoe Drive, are designed to relieve extreme nuisance flooding and are being funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) through discretionary appropriations to NCDOT requested by Senator Marc Basnight, Delegate Tim Spear, and Transportation Board Member Stan White. Construction on the project was temporarily delayed late last year to allow plans to be developed to relocate power, telephone, and cable utility lines that were in conflict with the improvements. Contractors are expected to begin to relocate these utilities beginning in mid-February and storm water improvements on the west side of NC 12 in the construction area are to be completed by mid-May 2010. All remaining construction on the project not completed by mid-May will be suspended for the summer months and construction will resume and be completed in the fall of 2010.