City updates: Airborne Road repairs to begin Monday

WILMINGTON —Pavement repairs are expected to begin on Airborne Road on Monday, April 11.

These repairs require the contractor to remove and replace asphalt in locations that have suffered greater wear and need deep pavement replacement. Several areas throughout the corridor have been identified as needing deep pavement repair, according to a news release from the city.

During this phase of the construction, motorists should expect lane closures, with either flagging or other temporary traffic controls in place.

After the pavement repair phase is completed, the contractor will begin milling and overlaying the entire corridor with a new layer of asphalt.

This project is approximately 3.5 miles long, stretching from SR 134 to SR 73. The work includes asphalt milling and overlay of three inches of asphalt, as well as full-depth repairs as needed, spot curb replacement and grading to enhance drainage. Guardrail repairs and improvements to the school zone are also planned.

The City of Wilmington is managing the project. Fillmore Construction is the contractor. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November.

The City of Wilmington asks all motorists to continue being patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near work zones. Long delays are expected.

Information regarding this and other city projects can be found on the City of Wilmington website . Questions regarding projects may be directed to the Director of Public Service, (937) 382-6509, or by email at [email protected]