Power Washing Downtown Sidewalks
Starting June 7th, town crews will be power washing all the sidewalks downtown. This project will take a few weeks, but will make a tremendous difference.
9th and C Street Paving
Beginning May 5, 2021, 9th St. between Main St. and D St. will be closed for milling. This project is being performed in preparation for repaving work that will take place over the next few weeks. Likewise, C St. between 9th and CBD Loop will also be closed for milling in the coming weeks.
The milling and repaving project will take place in stages, so motorists can expect intermittent closures throughout the month of May.
Motorists are advised to use alternative routes this Wednesday. Workers, visitors, and downtown residents who use 9th St. and the 900 and 1000 blocks of C St. for parking are encouraged to use other locations. Other parking options include the town-owned lot on the 800 block of C St., on-street parking on the 800 block of C St., and town-owned lots between Main St. and the southern portion of the CBD Loop.
The project is being performed by Carl Rose & Sons Asphalt Paving for the cost of approximately $89,000. It is funded with the town’s FY20-21 Powell Bill allocation. Powell Bill funds are distributed to municipalities by the State of North Carolina for street maintenance and other eligible transportation needs.
Bike Fixit Stations Installed at Smoot and West Park Greenway Trailheads
Two new Saris Public Work Stands (bicycle fix it stations) have been installed at Smoot Park near the Yadkin River Greenway trailhead and in West Park, also near the greenway entrance. These stations, funded by Wilkes Health Foundation and installed by town employees, are free to use and include nine common bicycle tools and a tire pump.
Sidewalk/Yadkin River Greenway Connection
A new sidewalk connecting our downtown from Wilkesboro Avenue to the newest expansion of the Mulberry Fields Connector of the Yadkin River Greenway (YRG) has been completed. The YRG Council graciously assisted in paying for the connection and our Public Services Department worked in conjunction with the concrete contractor to make this project possible. The North Wilkesboro ABC Store is providing landscaping and continuous maintenance on the sidewalk. The Town is looking forward to a ribbon cutting on this newest expansion of the greenway in the near future.
Industrial Park Elevated Water Tank
Construction of an elevated water tank on at the Town's Industrial Park on River Road would support industrial expansion and new development. A Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) grant in the amount of $580,000.00 has been received and will be and added to Golden Leaf funds in the amount of $420,000.00. Additional funds are being sought.
Mulberry Sewer Extension
Wilkes County, in partnership with the Town of North Wilkesboro, is extending a sewer line along Sparta Road from the Town's wastewater collection system to Mulberry Elementary School. The project is needed because the school's existing on-site septic system is failing. The project is being funded with a $1,151,665 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that has been awarded to Wilkes County. The County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for the project and oversee construction in consultation with North Wilkesboro, with the Town taking ownership of the new line after construction is complete. High Country Council of Governments is providing grant administration services for the project.
Smoot Park Splash Pad
Currently under construction with an estimated completion date of Spring 2021.