Work continues 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. Barnhill Contracting has completed its initial rough excavation work northward to the Duck Deli property. They will likely finish the last small area of initial excavation in front of the residence adjoining Duck Deli next week. During the week of January 29th, Barnhill Contracting will begin the more detailed, fine grading. This work will begin at the crosswalk to Aqua Restaurant & Spa and continue to the north. As part of this work, Barnhill made a cut in the asphalt defining the edge between the proposed bike lane and landscaped area. The sidewalk will be located further to the east. At times, there may be a traffic lane shift in areas with heavy equipment work. So, please be alert and drive slowly and safely as you pass the construction area.
This week, Millstone Marine Construction completed a sizable retaining wall in front of the Cotton Gin and another in the block between Wampum and Marlin Drives. Next week, Millstone will be constructing low retaining walls in front Wee Winks and the residence at Duck Deli.
In a related project, the owners of Duck Deli have substantially completed improvements to their parking area, including construction of the portion of the sidewalk in front of the Duck Deli parking area.
Several weeks ago, Barnhill Contracting 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.
You may click here for more information about the planned pedestrian improvements.