During the past week, RPC Contracting completed the initial grading and trenching in the southern portion of the project area. Next week, they will begin removing driveway entrances, one half at a time, and replacing them with a temporary gravel entrance in preparation for concrete formation in the coming weeks. The Town has stressed the importance of minimizing disruption to businesses during the construction process and expects access to be maintained at all times during the driveway entrance preparation.
We also received an update from Dominion Energy that the mobilization and staging of materials and equipment that was expected to occur this week will now begin on Monday, April 22nd with actual underground power line installation beginning on Wednesday, April 24th. The underground power line installation will occur in the stretch from the Town Park to Osprey Landing Shopping Center.
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 as you travel through this area of 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. Phase 2 construction has an expected completion date sometime in May.