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Council gets update on brick street policy

City staff members have identified streets that they believe should remain brick streets or restored as brick streets in Wilmington. (Source: WECT) City staff members have identified streets that they believe should remain brick streets or restored as brick streets in Wilmington. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

City staff members have identified streets that they believe should remain brick streets or restored as brick streets in Wilmington.

Director of Public Services Dave Mayes presented an updated brick street policy to city council members after their agenda meeting Monday morning.

Part of the presentation included a map identifying brick streets and streets that had brick covered with asphalt. According to Mayes, the streets on the map that are a combination of brick and asphalt have passed the previously set criteria of having a traffic volume of less than 4,000 vehicles per day and a speed limit of less than 25 miles per hour.

All streets on the map will be maintained as brick streets or restored as brick streets when utility repairs are conducted.

The map would be updated annually, Mayes said.

When new street segments in the city are identified as brick, the street would have to meet the traffic volume and speed limit criteria for consideration to be added to the map.

Mayes also mapped out the capital request for brick street rehabilitation over the next five years:

2017-18: $250,000
2018-19: $250,000
2019-20: $1 million
2020-21: $500,000
2021-22: $500,000

According to Mayes, the next step would be to present a resolution at the city council's Nov. 15 meeting for the brick street policy that includes the official brick street map, and an ordinance for fee schedule amendments for utility cuts (an updated $115 per square yard fee for brick street repair and adding a $90 per square yard asphalt removal fee for roads with brick under asphalt).

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