Want to ask a question? Click here

Why did DOT only partially repave parts of U.S. 17 and U.S. 74/76 in northern Brunswick?

Ken Little
StarNews

Q. Why did the N.C. Department of Transportation decide to only partially repave sections of U.S. 17 and U.S. 74/76 in northern Brunswick County? If it’s financially driven, how much money does it really save? How did they decide which parts to patch? It seems they missed some pretty bad spots. And to top it off, it feels like you have a flat tire when driving over some of the sections.

A. The current project included “only patching these sections of roadway in northern Brunswick County,” said Kerry T. Cross, a DOT Division 3 resident construction engineer.

“The plans are to then come back in the next few years and resurface now that we have a much better base to build on top of,” Cross said. “We could not patch the entire roadway and decisions had to be made as to where to start and stop.”

The DOT actually patched “more than we had planned on these sections of roadway,” Cross said.

RELATED LINKS:

Are there plans to repave N.C. 133 between Leland and Southport?

Are there any plans to repave Kerr Avenue between Market Street and MLK Boulevard?

How does the N.C. DOT determine which roads require repaving?

User-contributed question by:
Sarah B.

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


Bookmark and Share

One Response to “ Why did DOT only partially repave parts of U.S. 17 and U.S. 74/76 in northern Brunswick?”

  1. On July 3, 2012 at 9:01 am Landon wrote:

    It’s the same thing they did to Lanvale Road. All of these roads now ride so much worse than they did before the patching. I also still don’t understand why contractors in NC can’t seem to pave a smooth surface. It’s always lumpy even immediately after paving.



X
Ask a question
X

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?
Yes
Your question:

Post a comment
X

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: