Currituck Board of Commissioners approves Phase 2 of dune walkover replacements

Published 11:08 am Sunday, January 9, 2022

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The Currituck County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 3, 2022 approved moving forward with the second phase of a project to replace aging wooden walkways that provide pedestrian access to the beach in Corolla. In Phase 2, the dune walkovers at Coral, Dolphin and Mackerel streets will be demolished and replaced with new, safer structures.

Demolition of the current walkovers in Phase 2 will begin soon. The new dune walkovers will each be 8 feet wide. Residents and visitors are asked to use caution while in the vicinity of the construction sites and to not allow children to play in the work zones. The county aims to have Phase 2 completed in time for the summer vacation season.

Phase 1 of the project was recently completed in 2021. The initial phase replaced the dune walkovers at Barracuda, Perch and Sailfish streets. The overall project includes the demolition and replacement of 12 dune walkovers.

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The project timeline calls for Phase 3 to be done during the winter of 2022-23 at Bonito, Marlin and Sturgeon streets. The project will conclude with Phase 4 at Herring, Shad and Tuna streets during the 2023-24 winter months.