Want to ask a question? Click here

A utility pole at a Wilmington intersection is blocking my view of traffic. Whom do I call?

Julian March

The utility poles at Greenville and Myrtle avenues. Google Maps.

Q. When I try to cross Greenville Ave from Myrtle Ave I have a hard time seeing traffic because of a telephone pole blocking the view. Who do I contact to see about getting the telephone pole in question moved?

A. If you identify a visibility issue on a city of Wilmington street, you can call the city’s traffic engineering office at 910-341-7888.

A traffic engineer can evaluate the issue to determine what step to take. It is possible some problems could go to Code Enforcement, while traffic engineering can evaluate permanent obstructions, such as hedges, trees or signs.

In this specific case, Traffic Engineer Don Bennett pulled an image of the Greenville and Myrtle avenue intersection up on Google street view.

“I think I probably see the pole in question,” Bennet said. He said it appeared to be two utility poles owned by Progress Energy.

Bennett said someone from his office would evaluate the intersection. If there’s a problem, they will alert Progress Energy, he said.

In some cases, if something cannot be moved, traffic officials will post a sign to warn that an intersection is ahead.


Once Randall Parkway is widened, will they increase the speed limit?

Why are there no street lights on MLK Parkway? And on 41st Street between Shipyard and College?

User-contributed question by:
Don McConville

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!

Bookmark and Share

Ask a question

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.

Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Your question:

Post a comment

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.

Your comment: