Work on another dune walkover in the Whalehead neighborhood in Corolla is underway, as part of a multi-year project to replace the aging wooden structures.
Demolition and removal of the old walkover at Mackerel Street began this week, and will be replaced with a wider access similar to the walkovers that were built earlier this year at Dolphin and Coral streets.
The projects that started earlier this year have been held up due to delays in getting materials.
Currituck County is in the middle of replacing a dozen dune walkovers in Corolla. Phase one was completed in 2021, with new dune walkovers built at Barracuda, Perch, and Sailfish streets.
This winter, new walkovers are scheduled for construction at Bonito, Marlin, and Sturgeon streets. The project’s final phase will include the replacement of walkovers at Herring, Shad, and Tuna streets during the winter of 2023-2024.
The county asks that beachgoers not walk through the construction zone or allow children or pets to play in this area. There may be materials on the ground that are tripping hazards or could cause injury if stepped or fallen on.