Duck celebrates completion of Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project 

By on May 23, 2024

The completed project site along NC-12/

(Town of Duck)

The Town of Duck hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 to commemorate the completion of the Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project that took place along Duck Road (NC-12).

Funded in part by the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation, Dare County Tourism Board, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this project marks a significant step forward in safeguarding the Town’s coastline along the Currituck Sound and bolstering community resilience.

Components of the project include: the elevation of NC-12 to reduce flooding, restoration of the native marsh to protect the shoreline and improve natural habitat, addition of a bicycle/ pedestrian connection on the west side of NC-12, and stormwater management improvements to reduce flooding and enhance water quality.

Comments made by Mayor Don Kingston, Senior Planner Sandy Cross, Planning and Design Project Manager of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) Richard Wiatt, and Fred Smith Company Superintendent Timmy Thomas took place at the project site, followed by the ribbon cutting and short reception.  To read more about the Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project, please visit our website at


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • David Twiddy

    Omg it looks so amazing! It’s the best looking road I’ve ever seen. I rarely drive over 10 mph thru town because I’m so impressed with the asphalt and beautiful grass planted between the sidewalk and bike lane. I wanna thank the town of duck for for spending millions of dollars and only partially delaying traffic for 9 months to have this beautiful project completed!! Thank you so much for this impressive and magnificent road thru this wonderful town! It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!

    Friday, May 24 @ 5:01 am
  • Ed

    It looks great, just a beautiful bike ride….

    Also PLEASE SOLVE THE SOUTHBOUND BIKE LANE ENDING problem. Don’t study it, don’t wait, make it wider ASAP. Even 4 more feet width will save people. Thanks.

    Friday, May 24 @ 9:44 am
  • Bobby

    Hope it works, I went to school to be trained to install a living seashore on my sound property. Spent a lot doing this, first storm took it out. There is an experimental living seashore put in for free in Duck. I was told to go look at it. It was destroyed after a year, land owner said he would not allow them to do this again. It will only work in a very controlled water, shore situation.

    Friday, May 24 @ 9:54 am
  • WindyBill

    Without haveing to put with the drive to get there, my question is ‘do these improvements help the quaintness of the village?’.

    Friday, May 24 @ 3:42 pm
  • Pete

    I hope it works, so far it has washed out several times

    Friday, May 24 @ 5:50 pm