BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – There's a road in Leland that has seen its fair share of pounding thanks to drivers using it as a cut-through to neighborhoods and shopping centers.
Grandiflora Parkway, off of Highway 17 near Magnolia Greens, is a little over 10 years old. Now, leaders in Leland are trying to figure out when and how to repair this worn out road.
Weather, tourism and new businesses are some of the culprits as to why the road is as damaged as it is. Construction is also to blame because the large, commercial trucks never had an alternate route to get to their destination. Instead, they were forced to use Grandiflora Parkway.
WECT.com wanted to find out why those roads for construction trucks were never built and used. Town employees said, "it's just the way things came about back then."
According to the Leland officials, it will cost at least a half a million dollars to repair the road and they say the sooner the better.
Council members also discussed Monday new ways to connect major roadways in the area. They're looking to create more pedestrian friendly streets, especially with the price of gas on the rise.
Town officials say repairs to Grandiflora is at the top of their to-do list and will discuss their options at their next meeting, March 15.