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What is Wilmington’s policy for resurfacing residential city streets?

Sherry Jones

Street resurfacing is prioritized by the condition of pavement in one of six maintenance zones worked on in a given year, according to information provided by city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert.

The city targets streets in one zone each year. This is more efficient and cost effective than skipping from street to street all over town, she said.

Streets within the targeted maintenance zone are then looked at based on the amount of traffic so that streets with higher traffic counts are resurfaced first so that the money spent benefits the most motorists, Talbert said.

Street resurfacing is one of the areas that has been cut because of budget cuts in the past two years, she added.

The city maintains more than 375 miles of road. This does not include most of the major roads in the city, such as College Road, Oleander Drive and Market Street, which are state managed and maintained.

To request routine maintenance of a city-owned street in the city of Wilmington, call 341-7879.

For more information, go to: www.ci.wilmington.nc.us/public_services/streets_sidewalks.aspx.

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