The past week saw additional construction activity on the pedestrian improvements through Duck Village despite the holiday. RPC Contracting continued grading and began saw cutting 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 and the replacement of an older retaining wall by the Nags Head Hammocks/Duck United Methodist Church properties. Millstone has also started the demolition and grading work at the Town park where a retaining wall will be constructed and the path into the park will be relocated in line with the existing pedestrian crosswalk. Charter Communications and CenturyLink continued moving several utility pedestals out of the path of the future sidewalk.
RPC Contracting plans to continue saw cutting, grading and demolition work this coming week. We expect to see more bulkhead work completed and utility relocations to continue as well. 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 email@example.com or (252)255-1234.