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‘Bollard’ talks continue with city council

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo explained metal poles, called bollards, are needed in the area for safety purposes - to keep drivers on the road and protect the public as they walk the street. (Source: WECT) Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo explained metal poles, called bollards, are needed in the area for safety purposes - to keep drivers on the road and protect the public as they walk the street. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Wilmington City Council members continued discussions Monday during their agenda briefing about design schemes for the Riverwalk.

Council members expressed they want to keep the area in front of the Federal Court House in downtown Wilmington flat and open for plenty of outdoor activities like concerts and festivals.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo explained metal poles, called bollards, are needed in the area for safety purposes - to keep drivers on the road and protect the public as they walk the street.

After a lengthy discussion, the council decided they would space the pegs on the Riverwalk 16 feet apart, and try to keep them as short and pleasing to the eye as possible.

"It's very condensed, heavily used, lot of utilities in that particular area," Saffo said. "Trying to accommodate all those needs and at the same time making sure that we have the aesthetics right and making sure that we have it properly laid out for concerts and for farmers market and all that took some time and some effort."

City staffers will now work to start implementing the streetscape design.

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