Phase III Pedestrian Plan Update- December 6, 2019

RPC Contracting remains well ahead of schedule on the third phase of the bicycle and pedestrian improvements through the northern portion of Duck Village.  To avoid any complications over the holiday, RPC Contracting did not conduct any work over the extended Thanksgiving weekend and following week.  However, RPC plans to pick up construction again during the week of December 9th.

On Monday, RPC will continue pouring sidewalks in the area south of Barrier Island Station.  Sidewalk construction will continue to move southward from that point.  RPC will also complete excavation and grading in the block between Cook Drive and Duck Deli.  Once RPC is finished grading (likely mid-week), Millstone Marine Construction will start construction of taller retaining walls in this area.

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 3 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 3 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 jheard@townofduck.com or (252)255-1234.