Construction on Phase I of the Town of Duck Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan along the east side of Duck Road (N.C. Highway 12) in Duck Village has been moving at a rapid pace. During the past week, Barnhill Contracting completed its initial rough excavation for the project. Millstone Marine Construction completed construction of its final two wooden retaining walls in front of Wee Winks and the residence adjoining Duck Deli. Barnhill Contracting also began the more detailed, fine grading at the southern end of the project from the crosswalk at Aqua Restaurant & Spa northward to the Cotton Gin. This portion of the project includes removal of existing asphalt outside of the four foot (4’) wide bike lane, digging an infiltration trench for the landscaping, adding a stone base, filling the trench will a soil mix for future planting, and grading the adjoining five foot (5’) section for the sidewalk. A paved portion of several driveways will also be removed as part of this process to regrade driveways consistent with the grade of the sidewalk.
During the week of February 2nd, Barnhill Contracting will continue its fine grading northward. Barnhill will need to skip over the block in front of the Cotton Gin until electric and cable lines are reburied in new locations. Barnhill also plans to begin construction on a block retaining wall to be located by the Scarborough Faire/Scarborough Lane properties. While heavy construction equipment is being operated along the side of the road, traffic shifts to the middle lane may occur. Please stay alert and drive slowly and safely as you pass the construction area.
Barnhill Contracting has completed its grading and site preparations in the southernmost portion of the project between Four Seasons and the crosswalk at Aqua Restaurant & Spa. This section of the project will consist of an eight-foot (8’) wide shared use path extending the existing Duck Trail to the south. This portion of the pathway is now ready for asphalt surfacing, which will be completed on an upcoming fair-weather day.
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