WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Crews will begin the removal of asphalt covering the bricks on one block of North 4th Street between Red Cross and Walnut streets on Monday, Jan. 14. The work will take place Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. and will require the closure of North 4th Street while work is underway.
The repairs are part of the city’s ongoing efforts to maintain brick streets in the downtown area. The city has approximately four miles of brick streets, some of which have been covered over with asphalt as utility and other repairs have occurred time.
Removing the asphalt from existing brick streets is one of the top priorities in the city’s preservation efforts. Similar work on other brick streets will take place this Spring.