Over the past week, both Dominion Energy and RPC Contracting have made a strong push to finish work necessary for the completion of the sidewalk along the west side of Duck Village. Dominion had crews completing the splices at each end of the new line. RPC started forming and pouring sidewalks and driveways along the southern portion of the project.
Dominion Energy is attempting to wrap up their work on Friday, May 24. During the week of May 27, RPC will be completing much of the sidewalk and final grading in the areas where Dominion Energy was working. Several commercial driveways will temporarily have one lane of their driveway closed as the new driveway concrete hardens. All commercial properties will still be accessible and are open for business.
Due to the use of heavy equipment, the southbound travel lane may be closed at times with traffic 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 II construction has an expected completion date sometime in May.
RPC Contracting is also removing asphalt in preparation for replacing two sections of the Duck Trail adjoining the Sanderling neighborhood in the northern part of Town. These areas had bumps and broken asphalt due to root intrusion. The replacement sections will be in concrete for better stability and wear over time.
For questions about these proposed pedestrian improvements, you can contact Director of Community Development Joe Heard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252)255-1234.