Work on the bicycle and pedestrian improvements was back underway this week. Millstone Marine Construction continues to work on the remaining retaining wall in the block between Cook Drive and Duck Deli. Millstone should complete this retaining wall during the coming week, weather permitting.
The stretch of concrete sidewalk from Dune Road to Cook Drive has been completed and RPC is working on clean up and grading of the areas that have been completed. This is expected to continue into next week. RPC may also begin demolition of the asphalt aprons while Millstone completes the retaining wall.
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 III 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 III 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (252)255-1234.