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Why was the crosswalk on Dawson Street near Wrightsville Avenue designed that way?

Judy Royal
StarNews

Q. The Dawson Street to Wrightsville connector that just recently reopened features a crosswalk that appears to in in the middle of a road rather than at the sidewalk. Poor planning or did they do it that way so they can get the job to come in and correct it?

A.  From Dylan Lee of the City of Wilmington’s communications office:

“This crosswalk is part of the River-to-Sea bike route. This portion of the route, between Kent Street and Country Club Road, is a multi-use path that crosses Dawson Street mid-block. This trail has been in place for years.

“The only new aspect is the Mineral Springs Drainage Project, which is why Dawson was shut down. When complete in October, the drainage project will alleviate flooding in the vicinity of Dawson and Oleander.

“While Dawson Street has reopened, the the portion of the multi-use path between Kent Avenue and Dawson Street will be closed for several more weeks.”

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