Board approves Phase 2 of dune walkover replacements

The Currituck County Board of Commissioners on January 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 are each 8’ wide. Citizens 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.

Aerial view of new Perch St. walkover

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.

The project timeline calls for Phase 3 to be done during the winter of 2022-2023 at Bonito, Marlin, and Sturgeon streets. The project will conclude with Phase 4 at Herring, Shad, and Tuna streets during the 2023-2024 winter months.