South Front Street to close between Queen and Castle streets for weeks

City restoring streets to original brick along South Front Street
Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 5:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 1:19 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The City of Wilmington has announced work to restore a section of South Front Street to be a brick street is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 18.

The section is between Queen and Castle streets.

“Crews will remove existing asphalt over what is currently a partial base layer of bricks, fixing the existing bricks, and adding new bricks for a fully rehabilitated brick street, as identified in the city’s brick street policy. The work is expected to take 8-10 weeks to complete. Traffic control measures will be in place and the official detour route will be Surry Street,” the city’s announcement states.

The project was scheduled to begin a couple weeks ago, but weather issues from Idalia resulted in the city postponing the start date.