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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington city leaders have developed a list of the city's best and worst streets.
City staff examined 400 miles of pavement to come up with the list. Now, they'll use the information they gathered to prioritize the streets that will be improved first.
To see if your street is on the list of the worst in Wilmington, click here.
City staffers found that 81% of the roads in town are in good condition but 19% are considered "unsatisfactory."
Malissa Talbert, Communications Manager at City of Wilmington, said repairs are coming soon to the worst roads.
"In the past three or four years, we haven't been able to do anything other than the absolute most basic maintenance," she said. "Where as now, there is some hope and help is on the way if you just be patient with us."
Help is coming because of a three-cent property tax increase that city council approved earlier this year.
With that money, the city will spend around $20 million to improve streets and sidewalks. This is part of the city's five year plan.
In a city-wide survey, a majority of those who responded said they thought Wilmington should spend more money to maintain roads and sidewalks.
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