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Many Brunswick County roads scheduled for repaving in 2017 still need work. What’s the status?

Q. In November 2016, the StarNews published an article about many roads in Brunswick county being scheduled for paving in 2017. Can you provide an update on the status of this project? Many of these roads, (especially the secondary roads) had yet to see any work completed or even started.

A. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in December 2017, but because of the condition of some of the secondary roads, additional patching and overlays were required before resurfacing, which has extended the final completion date to April 2018. All of the paving work is expected to be finished in 2017, but shoulder reconstruction and final pavement markings will be installed at the beginning of next year as weather permits. To date, 28.5 miles of the total 60 miles have been completed, according to N.C. Department of Transportation officials.

Anticipated Completion

  • All Paving and Temporary Markings – December 2017
  • Shoulder Reconstruction – January 2018
  • Thermoplastic and Polyurea Pavement Marking and Markers – April 2018 (Weather Limitations), project complete

Progress: Only permanent pavement markings remain to be added on roads marked 95 percent complete

A 7-mile section of U.S. 74/76 scheduled to be resurfaced was 95 percent complete by October 2017. [ASHLEY MORRIS/STARNEWS]

A 7-mile section of U.S. 74/76 scheduled to be resurfaced was 95 percent complete by October 2017. [ASHLEY MORRIS/STARNEWS]

Major roads

  • More than 7 miles of U.S. 74-76 between the Columbus County line and Interstate 140 – 95 percent complete
  • A 9.3-mile stretch of N.C. 179 near Shallotte – 95 percent complete – and Calabash – 100 percent complete

Secondary roads

95 percent – Paving complete

  • Zion Hill Road (3 miles)
  • Clemmons Road (1.3 miles)
  • Blanton Road ( .3 miles)
  • Oxpen Road (1.74 miles)

25 percent – Paving complete (all patching completed)

  • Gilbert Road
  • Green Lewis Road
  • Empire Road
  • Shell Point Road
  • Copas Road
  • Village Road
  • Red Bug Road
  • Tatum Road
  • Plantation Road
  • Lewis Loop Road
  • Neck Road
  • AI Clemmons Road

0 percent complete to date (no patching and no shoulder reconstruction required on the following roads)

Paving Duration 1 day

  • Jolly Rogers Drive
  • Shoreline Drive
  • White Street

Paving Duration 2 days

  • Reynolds Lane
  • Caison Avenue
  • Sunfish Street
  • Sea Way Street
  • St. Phillips Road
  • Liberty Landing Road
  • Crofters Court

Paving Duration 1 week

  • Mellaney Lane
  • Sikes Street
  • Nicholas Place
  • Ellis Street
  • Cypress Street
  • Central Boulevard
  • Southern Boulevard
  • Jackeys Creek Lane
  • Bedrock Circle
  • Stoney Brook Court
  • Woodbridge Court
  • Stonington Court
  • Shady Moss Court
  • Whispering Cove Court

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