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.
Date posted: July 2, 2012
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