Over the past week we saw more rough grading work. New driveways at Kitty Hawk Kites and the southern entrance/exit to the Duck United Methodist Church were also poured. Sidewalk forms were constructed along the Waterfront Shops/Stan White Realty in preparation for pouring the first stretch of sidewalk. Additional driveway entrances have been poured in the northern portion of the project. CenturyLink has been hard at work to complete the relocation of a large utility junction box from the path of the sidewalk in front of Osprey Landing.
As we move into the week of February 4th, we expect to see RPC Construction continue the remaining rough grading activities. Grading at Aqua Restaurant and Spa may begin in preparation for Millstone Marine to complete the final retaining walls. The formation and pouring of concrete driveways will continue along the northern portion of the project. RPC has received all of the materials for the landscaping bio-retention soil composition. Their plant will be mixing these materials for the landscape strip between the sidewalk and the bike path. 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 new lighted crosswalks at the Waterfront Shops and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (252)255-1234.