Construction work is continuing to proceed on the bicycle/pedestrian improvements along the west side of Duck Road through Duck Village despite bitter cold weather and torrential rains this week.
Over the past week we saw more rough grading work and new driveways at Kitty Hawk Kites, and the southern entrance/exit to the Duck United Methodist Church were poured. The new driveways at the north entrance to Resort Realty, Tommy’s Market and the north entrance to the Waterfront Shops have all cured long enough and are now open to traffic. The new driveway entrances that were poured at Kitty Hawk Kites and the southern entrance to the Duck United Methodist Church are not open to traffic at this time. Millstone Marine began work on the posts for new dumpster enclosure today at Osprey Landing and they will likely continue working on that into the beginning of next week. Millstone is also expected to be moving to Aqua Restaurant and Spa to complete the last retaining wall. CenturyLink has been hard at work to complete the relocation of a large utility junction box from the path of the sidewalk in front of Osprey Landing. This work is expected to continue in the coming days.
As we move into the week of January 28th, we can expect to see RPC continue the remaining rough grading activities. The formation and pouring of concrete driveways can be expected at the southern entrances to Resort Realty, the Waterfront Shops, Stan White and possibly the northern entrance at Wee Winks Square. The pipework related to stormwater management controls at the Waterfront Shops should be installed this week prior to the sidewalk formation. RPC has received all of the materials for the landscaping bio-retention soil composition and their plant will be mixing these materials for the landscape strip between the sidewalk and the bike path. 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.