Some streets in the vicinity of UNCW will undergo sporadic and sometimes full lane closures starting this week as crews apply new layers of asphalt and render fixes to alleviate flooding, according to a notice from the City of Wilmington.
Repaving work began Monday on Park Avenue in a project running from Hawthorne Drive to Hinton Avenue, a nearly one-mile stretch.
The same work will occur throughout August on:
-52nd Street between Oleander Drive and Hawthorne Drive;
-Oriole Drive between Racine Drive and Cardinal Drive;
-Clear Run Drive from College Acres Drive to Cardinal Drive;
-Mallard Drive from Rill Road to Widgeon Drive;
-Rose Avenue from Riegel Road to Hooker Road.
The roadwork will take place mostly between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., the city says. “Sporadic lane or full road closures are expected for short periods of time, but every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to traffic and neighborhood access.”
Rose Avenue near Andover Drive will have to close fully for excavation in a drainage improvement component, it added.
The city said the $1.2 million contract is the first major one for the source of funds, the Five Year Improvement Plan, a $41 million program specially funded by five cents on the city’s 45-cent property tax rate.
“According to the 2012 City Survey,” the notice said, “maintenance and infrastructure needs are the top priority for city residents.”