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When is Wilmington going to paint around the islands in the roads so motorists can see them at night?

Rachel Crofut
StarNews

It’s standard for median islands to have reflectors, said N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Garifo.

But according to Garifo, the N.C. DOT is discovering that these reflectors simply aren’t durable.

“N.C. DOT has started to paint the edges of the islands in areas (where we) have had problems with reflectors not staying in place,” she said. “This is not something that will immediately take place on all islands,” she said, adding that the islands will be painted as needed and as materials are available.

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4 Responses to “ When is Wilmington going to paint around the islands in the roads so motorists can see them at night?”

  1. On October 7, 2010 at 10:02 am A Hill wrote:

    Paint ’em if you can! Many of those islands disappear from sight on rainy nights!

  2. On October 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm Thom McGrewhan wrote:

    Or at least please consider reflectors around the islands. The new ones on Museum and on George Anderson cannot be seen in rain and even at night.

  3. On October 9, 2010 at 7:27 am Charles wrote:

    Seems that the budget for these islands should include marking them. Don’t plan anymore until you can build them completely with some sort of markings. And it seems that there is a booth each year at the state fair or cape fear fair and expo talking about reflectors. The ones on I 40 seem pretty durable. I think the only time I have ever seen any get damaged is when there is some snow and the “snowplows” scrape them off the road.

  4. On October 9, 2010 at 7:37 am Charles wrote:

    “Will the concrete divider that marks the path of the Cross-City Trail where it crosses George Anderson Drive be painted a visible color?” was a question from August 23. In that, Cape Fear Paving is supposed to dye the traffic refuge islands. What’s happened with that plan?



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