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When will the last small patch of gravel be paved on Torchwood Boulevard?

Ken Little

That should happen within several weeks, says Sam Burgess, subdivision review planner for New Hanover County.

Two private developers are responsible for completion of the road near Market Street in the Odgen area. Subdivisions are still being built in the neighborhood, Burgess says. The developers have agreed to split the cost of paving the 15- by 40-foot section of roadway with asphalt, Burgess says.

The state Department of Transportation had concerns about roadways designed with proper drainage. Plans are now in place that meet with DOT approval, so work should begin soon.

“I’m hoping we will see something out there within 10 days to two weeks, weather permitting,” Burgess says.

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5 Responses to “ When will the last small patch of gravel be paved on Torchwood Boulevard?”

  1. On October 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm MWheeler wrote:

    Can’t come soon enough as far as I am concerned. This has been a headache for so many drivers in the area, the road was so bad recently people in the westbound lane had to drive completely in the eastbound lane just to avoid monstrous holes in the road. Thank you so much for finally completing this section.

  2. On October 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm Thomas wrote:

    Ha! Last time I asked this question they gave me the excuse the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority was going to be running a sewer line through that location.

  3. On November 11, 2009 at 11:19 am Joe wrote:

    Looking forward to the road being paved . But not looking forward to now all the speeders. at lease when the road was not complete they had to slow down . Just remember there are a lot kids in the area . PLEASE SLOW DOWN!!!!!

  4. On December 6, 2009 at 9:33 am Thomas Rambach wrote:

    It’s still not paved. What happened?

  5. On October 26, 2010 at 11:01 am Sam wrote:

    That area of gravel on Torchwood has been paved for over six months and as predicted the road is being used as a shortcut by an ever increasing number of speeding vehicles. Probably time to remove the original question.

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