Historic preservation committee approves policy designed to preserve Wilmington brick streets

The Wilmington Historical Preservation Committee unanimously approved a brick-streets policy on Thursday that could be reviewed by the Wilmington City Council as early as August. In a 12-page document, city staff laid out how it planned to preserve brick streets, and potentially restore brick streets that are now covered with asphalt.

‘If there are bricks on the road now, we will preserve it,” said Dave Mayes, the city’s public works director.

The proposed policy primarily affects how streets are to be treated in the event that utilities need to perform construction on the street to make repairs. Depending on how much traffic the street attracts, in some cases, streets that have been paved over with asphalt could be restored under the policy proposal.

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(Lumina News, 6/24/2016)