Over the past week, Millstone Marine Construction completed the final retaining wall in the block between Cook Drive and Duck Deli. This week, RPC Contracting will be regrading the area in front of this retaining wall and preparing the concrete forms for the stretch of sidewalk between Dune Road and Cook Drive. Weather permitting, RPC may be able to pour this final section of sidewalk by the end of the week.
Millstone has been asked to add another small retaining wall at the northern end of the project to support the existing bank adjoining the northern entrance to the Barrier Island Shoppes/Sunset Bar & Grille parking area and may also complete that task this week.
Due to the use of heavy equipment, the northbound travel lane may be closed at times with traffic being stopped or diverted 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 third phase of bicycle and pedestrian improvements through Duck Village is occurring along the east side of Duck Road from the end of the existing sidewalk at Duck Deli northward to connect with the existing shared use path at the Ships Watch neighborhood. Similar to prior phases, the planned improvements include a dedicated bike lane, landscaped bed, and sidewalk. The project also involves the construction of retaining walls, relocation of several utilities, and installation of a handicap accessible ramp at the Sunset Grille/Barrier Island Shoppes crosswalk.
Phase 3 construction has an estimated completion date in March 2020, but the present pace of construction may allow for the project to be completed substantially earlier. Once Phase 3 is complete, the Town of Duck will have travel lanes for bicycles and pedestrians along the entire east side of Duck Road from the northern to the southern boundaries of the Town.
For questions about the bicycle and pedestrian improvements, you can contact Director of Community Development Joe Heard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252)255-1234.