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Why aren’t there any street lights on Middle Sound Loop Road?

Ashley Withers
StarNews

Q. Why aren’t there any street lights on Middle Sound Loop Road and in some of the neighborhoods? Who decides whether street lights get put in or not?

A. It is up to the N.C. Department of Transportation to make decisions on street lights, according to N.C. DOT Senior Assistant District Engineer Benjamin Hughes.

“Because it is not economically feasible to light every conflict point along the roadways of the state, it is the policy of the Department to construct and maintain lighting systems at interchanges and along continuous sections of fully controlled access roadways,” Hughes said.

N.C. DOT will allow the construction and maintenance of lighting systems by local governing bodies on state maintained roadways within “an acceptable design criteria,” he said. But there are no such plans to do so on Middle Sound Loop Road at this time.

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Does the city have plans to add street lights in Wilmington?

Is the city going to install street lights on the Randall Parkway now that is mostly finished?

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