Bulkhead construction complete: Water Street reopens

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Construction work on the bulkhead in downtown Wilmington has wrapped up.

Water Street from Market to Dock Streets closed Jan. 5 and reopened March 31.

City officials spent nearly $1 million to repair the bulkhead, and City Council member Ronald Sparks says it's worth every penny.

"The River Walk is critical to the city in terms of bringing in tourism dollars in downtown and this is listed as one of our main tourist attractions," said Sparks.  "Without this bulkhead project going forward it will put this section of the river walk in jeopardy."

Crews repaired 160 feet of the bulkhead, which stops soil from reaching the Cape Fear River and protects streets in downtown Wilmington from erosion.

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