Wilmington City Council approves Front Street project

Posted by Debra Worley - email
Updated by Lauren Thomson - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington's City Council members met Tuesday night to discuss the details of a major construction project to downtown Wilmington's Front Street.

The City Council unanimously approved a construction contract to revamp the Front Street corridor.

The contract would cost nearly $2-million and would affect the two blocks between Market and Chestnut Streets.

The project will be a joint effort between the city and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

Plans for the project include replacing underground water and sewer utilities and adding new sidewalks, lighting, and traffic signals.

The project is slated to begin in January and last 7 months, though council member Ronald Sparks urged the city to look at options that would speed up the process to help area business owners.

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