Pedestrian Plan Phase II Update- December 21, 2018

The past week saw a significant increase in construction activity on the pedestrian improvements through Duck Village. RPC Contracting completed additional grading in the northern half of the project area. Millstone Marine Construction has nearly completed construction of a retaining wall by the northern end of the Duck United Methodist Church property. Millstone also began replacement of an older retaining wall by the Nags Head Hammocks/Duck United Methodist Church properties. Charter Communications and CenturyLink were busy moving several utility pedestals out of the path of the future sidewalk.

RPC Contracting has informed the Town that they are now planning to continue grading work in the northern portion of the project area toward the latter part of next week. Some of the utility contractors and Millstone Marine may also pick up work again toward the end of the week. Due to the use of heavy equipment, the southbound travel lane may be closed at times with traffic being directed into the middle lane during the closures. Please be alert for construction activity and drive slowly and safely through this area as you travel through town.

The second phase of the sidewalk project will be constructed along the west side of Duck Road from the crosswalk at Aqua Restaurant & Spa to Resort Realty at the northern end of Duck Village. Planned improvements include a dedicated bike lane, landscaped strip, and sidewalk. The project will also involve utility relocation and the installation of a lighted crosswalk at Dune Road. A majority of the Phase 2 construction will take place over the Winter/early-Spring months, with an expected completion date sometime in May 2019.

For questions about these proposed pedestrian improvements, you can contact Director of Community Development Joe Heard at jheard@townofduck.com or (252)255-1234.