Construction work is continuing to proceed rapidly on the bicycle/pedestrian improvements along the west side of Duck Road through Duck Village.
Over the past week we saw a substantial amount of construction activity with RPC Contracting continuing rough grading activities in preparation for construction along the southern portion of the project area. Millstone Marine completed the retaining wall in front of Ocean Atlantic Rentals/Soundfeet Shoes and will be moving to the last retaining wall at Aqua Restaurant & Spa next week. Osprey Landing shopping center saw construction activity as CenturyLink continues coordinating with RPC on moving a large utility junction box from the path of the sidewalk. Several concrete driveway entrances along the northern half of the project were completed while other RPC crews continued working southward to remove asphalt edges in areas designated for future landscaping. All saw-cutting along the trail, except at driveway entrances, was completed.
As we move into the week of January 21st, we can expect to see RPC continue rough grading activities from Duck United Methodist Church south. They will follow with the formation and pouring of concrete driveways. They expect to begin the grading work necessary to begin construction of the retaining walls at Aqua Restaurant & Spa at the southern end of the project. 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.