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Who’s responsible for maintaining Windgate Drive?

Kevin Maurer

The answer is the property owners, according to New Hanover County Planning and Zoning Director Chris O’Keefe.

“The complex answer is that the roads were supposed to be turned over to the state. They never were and over time the roads sustained damage. (N.C.) DOT will not accept damaged roads so until someone fixes them they are either the developer or the homeowner’s responsibility,” O’Keefe said.

Windgate Drive is off Carolina Beach Road. Massive potholes make the road almost impassable and it is only getting worse, the reader who asked this question said. O’Keefe said the county cannot get into the road business, but tried to work with residents a few years ago to collect money and fix the problem.

“We were told that not enough people would participate,” O’Keefe said.

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Suzanne Moiles

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One Response to “ Who’s responsible for maintaining Windgate Drive?”

  1. On May 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm James Garnette wrote:

    Regarding “Pothole Drive” Windgate Drive. So the DOT wont accept damaged roads and we have to fix it before they will? Isn’t that why we pay taxes? What if the homeowners in Kirwood and Arrondale just stopped paying our New Hanover County taxes..how well would that be recieved?
    There has to be an answer better than us residents putting ready mix concrete into these craters. Someone is going to get hurt due to the obstacle course of driving around potholes.
    My guess is that if any of our esteemed county commisioners had to drive it, the road would be fixed very quickly.

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