The third phase of bicycle and pedestrian improvements through Duck Village has begun. Construction will take place 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 will also involve the construction of retaining walls, relocation of several utilities, and installation of handicap accessible ramps at the Sunset Grille/Barrier Island Shoppes crosswalk.
RPC Contacting kicked off the project by completing the saw cut and removal of asphalt along the east side of Duck Road last week. This week, RPC is completing initial grading and placement of the stone base in the northern areas of the project. The fire hydrant in front of the Barrier Island Shoppes may also be moved eastward to accommodate the future sidewalk.
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.
Phase 3 construction has an estimated completion date in March 2020. Once Phase 3 is complete, the Town of Duck will have travelways 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.