Murphy work begins


Some short-term traffic headaches will result in long-term benefits for downtown Wilmington as the long-awaited major renovation on the Murphy Theatre’s facade is underway. Work crews will pull off terra cotta that’s splitting and cracking from age, said Project Administrator Jeff Johnson. The ornamental building material will be replaced with reinforced fiberglass that has a texture and coloring that matches the terra cotta. The project, which requires one lane of Main Street to be closed, is expected to be finished by July, weather permitting. Truck traffic is encouraged to utilize the 73 Bypass to avoid travel through the downtown area.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Some short-term traffic headaches will result in long-term benefits for downtown Wilmington as the long-awaited major renovation on the Murphy Theatre’s facade is underway. Work crews will pull off terra cotta that’s splitting and cracking from age, said Project Administrator Jeff Johnson. The ornamental building material will be replaced with reinforced fiberglass that has a texture and coloring that matches the terra cotta. The project, which requires one lane of Main Street to be closed, is expected to be finished by July, weather permitting. Truck traffic is encouraged to utilize the 73 Bypass to avoid travel through the downtown area.

Some short-term traffic headaches will result in long-term benefits for downtown Wilmington as the long-awaited major renovation on the Murphy Theatre’s facade is underway. Work crews will pull off terra cotta that’s splitting and cracking from age, said Project Administrator Jeff Johnson. The ornamental building material will be replaced with reinforced fiberglass that has a texture and coloring that matches the terra cotta. The project, which requires one lane of Main Street to be closed, is expected to be finished by July, weather permitting. Truck traffic is encouraged to utilize the 73 Bypass to avoid travel through the downtown area.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_DSC_0679.jpgSome short-term traffic headaches will result in long-term benefits for downtown Wilmington as the long-awaited major renovation on the Murphy Theatre’s facade is underway. Work crews will pull off terra cotta that’s splitting and cracking from age, said Project Administrator Jeff Johnson. The ornamental building material will be replaced with reinforced fiberglass that has a texture and coloring that matches the terra cotta. The project, which requires one lane of Main Street to be closed, is expected to be finished by July, weather permitting. Truck traffic is encouraged to utilize the 73 Bypass to avoid travel through the downtown area. John Hamilton | News Journal