Pedestrian Plan Phase II Update- May 17, 2019

Over the past week, RPC Contracting continued grading and installation of the stone base in the remaining portions of the project before pouring sidewalks. On Friday, RPC will begin installation of formwork for the sidewalks and replacement stairway at Soundfeet Shoes/Ocean Atlantic Rentals. During the week of May 20th, RPC will continue the formwork and begin pouring a stretch of sidewalk at the southern end of the project. The area of sidewalk planned for pouring will begin at the northern edge of Aqua’s driveway and continue northward. RPC plans to complete grading and preparations in other areas of the project as Dominion Energy finishes its line relocation project.

Dominion Energy has completed the majority of its boring in preparation for relocation of an underground power line running in front of Town Hall southward through the Osprey Landing Shopping Center. Dominion plans to complete splicing the new lines at the southern (Super Wings/Soundfeet Shoes) and northern (Town Hall/Kellogg Hardware) ends of their project area during the week of May 20th. RPC will be able to complete its work in these areas once Dominion is finished.

Due to the use of heavy equipment, the southbound travel lane may be closed at times with traffic 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 II construction has an expected completion date sometime in May.

RPC Contracting is also removing asphalt in preparation for replacing two sections of the Duck Trail adjoining the Sanderling neighborhood in the northern part of Town. These areas had bumps and broken asphalt due to root intrusion. The replacement sections will be in concrete for better stability and wear over time.

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