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How can I get the city of Wilmington to pave a road?

Julian March

Q: How does one go about requesting the city reassess a road for its 5-year improvement plan? In particular Brookshire Lane from Darby Down to Waltmoor has been destroyed from the large trucks that used it during the Waltmoor Road repaving and Yorkshire Lane from Darby Down to Nottingham has had city crews out multiple times repairing increasingly gaping potholes.

A. Generally, the city prioritizes street repaving projects based on factors such as traffic counts and pavement conditions, said Malissa Talbert, a city spokeswoman.

Major streets in poor condition are typically the first priority because they impact the most people, Talbert said. The city also works to coordinate projects with other agencies, such as the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

Meanwhile, ongoing work in the Brookshire Lane area should be complete by the summer, Talbert said. After the work is complete, the city plans to repave Brookshire Lane and several other nearby streets, Talbert said.

To report a pothole on a city-maintained street, you can call 910-341-7879. To find out who maintains your street, visit gis.wilmingtonnc.gov and click on “Who Maintains My Street?”

To report a pothole on a road maintained by the N.C. Department of Transportation, visit www.ncdot.gov/contact/report/pothole.

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