Phase III Pedestrian Plan Update- December 2, 2019

Last week out of respect to the many visitors and businesses in Duck for the Thanksgiving holiday, RPC Contracting only completed a small amount of work.  However, RPC remains well ahead of schedule on the third phase of the bicycle and pedestrian improvements through the northern portion of Duck Village.

Over the past week, Millstone Marine Construction completed a substantial retaining wall between Sea Colony Drive and Dune Road.  Millstone will continue its construction of retaining walls in the areas around the Cook Drive intersection and southward to Duck Deli.  RPC Contracting plans on completing grading in the block between Cook Drive and Duck Deli in preparation for the construction of these retaining walls.

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 jheard@townofduck.com or (252)255-1234.