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Why is newly repaved N.C. 53 near Burgaw so rough?

Cecil Hester

Q. N.C. 53 west of Burgaw was recently paved. It is an extremely poor surface that is not smooth. There are visible imperfections in the surface the entire length of the project. Has this paving project been inspected and approved? I hate to think taxpayers are expected to pay for such a poor product.

A. The work you see on N.C. 53 is just a surface treatment for old asphalt, according to Wayne Currie, Resident Engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation. The purpose of this treatment is to seal up any cracks, preserve the pavement and extend the life of the existing pavement.


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