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Why was Airport Boulevard recently repaved between 23rd Street and the airport terminal?

Ken Little
StarNews

Airport Boulevard is not a state road under the N.C. Department of Transportation roadway system.

“It is ILM’s terminal access road that is maintained by the airport,” said Jon Rosborough, executive director of the Wilmington International Airport.

The road was constructed in the late 1980s when the airport terminal was built, “and until now it has not had any major maintenance repairs,” Rosborough said.

The terminal road “has started to show signs of aging over the last few years and with the continued increase in passenger traffic we determined to resurface the entire road now before the repairs became more costly,” Rosborough said.

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2 Responses to “ Why was Airport Boulevard recently repaved between 23rd Street and the airport terminal?”

  1. On December 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm Interested Party wrote:

    The repaving was actually paid for by a grant that Congressman Mcintiryre secured for the airport to resurface not only roadways but badly degraded ramp surfaces that dated back to the 40’s and 50’s, surfaces in such bad shape they were causing what is called “FOD Damage” to aircraft by air sucking rocks up in to the engines. The whole project is an great asset to the future of the airport, However, I do question the judgement of the airport of lowering the speed limit of the main access road from 45mph to 25mph. This roadway is a divided 4 lane road and the only reason I can see for the reduction in speed is to increase revenue from speeding citations issued. all of the other 2 lane roads on the airport property remain at 35mph.

  2. On December 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm Brian Wilson wrote:

    I can tell you that this road (Airport Blvd) was in no way, shape or form, in need of repaving. It was a nice road with no cracks, no potholes and no problems. They repaved a road that didn’t need it and that was a huge waste of money. Maybe they had to spend it, who knows, but the road between 23rd street and the terminal was in very good condition.



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