In spite of rainy weather, RPC Contracting was able to make progress on the new sidewalk along the west side of Duck Village over the past week. RPC poured sidewalks in the stretch from Nags Head Hammocks to the northern entrance of the Town Park by the playground. They also graded, formed, and laid the base for much of the sidewalk scheduled for pouring next week. Millstone Marine Construction installed the final retaining walls at the southernmost end of the project in front of Aqua Restaurant & Spa.
The week of March 4th will see a significant amount of progress. RPC plans on pouring the segment of sidewalk in front of Nags Head Hammocks and Duck United Methodist Church Monday. RPC also plans on pouring the other half of the driveway into Duck Town Hall on Monday. The completed half of the Town’s entrance drive will remain open for access to the property. Please be alert and careful as you enter and exit the property with only a single travel lane available. The northern parking lot by the Town’s playground remains fully open for parking and access to the boardwalk.
RPC will complete forming the sidewalk in front of the Wee Winks Square shopping center on Tuesday and plans on pouring this stretch on Wednesday. They will form the sidewalk in front of Town Hall on Thursday with plans to pour that section on Friday. Also during the coming week Millstone Marine will complete installation of a new post-and-rope fence at the Soundside Shoppes.
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 as you travel through this area of 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. Phase 2 construction has an expected completion date sometime in May.
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.