Street improvements also help our economy
More than half of all the funds from the 5-year improvement plan will be spent on improving Wilmington's streets. These projects will not only improve our roadways, but will also help strengthen our economy by employing people. Of all the streets projects planned, the city estimates that 75% will employ outside contractors. The city's streets division will be hiring people to fill positions that had been vacant in order to provide ongoing maintenance and assist with completing the remaining 25%.