The city is under a State of Emergency. City of Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders have also announced a curfew for Wilmington and unincorporated areas of the county, which shall apply to the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from 6/2 until further notice. View the city's proclamation here. View the county's proclamation here.

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Street improvements

Of the original $41 million dedicated to the first 5-year improvement plan, $21 million was spent on street repaving. Through June 30, 2017, more than 68 lane-miles of city streets have been repaved including 41st Street, Greenville Loop Road, 17th Street Extension, Randall Parkway and Covil Avenue.

In the second phase of the plan, 14 more lane-miles were paved, including in Pine Valley, Floral Pkwy/Audubon Blvd/39th St/Peachtree Ave/Park Ave, Pine Valley East, Tanbridge/Bretonshire, Nun St and Medical Center Dr/Glen Meade.

Pedestrian improvements

The pedestrian improvements that have been completed include sidewalks on Princess Place Drive, Wooster Street, and Colwell Avenue, and crosswalks at Shipyard and Carolina Beach Road, Front and Castle streets, Eastwood and Military Cutoff roads and Park Avenue and Independence Boulevard. Approximately 1.2 miles of sidewalk have been installed, closing 17 gaps throughout the city. In addition, almost $600,000 was spent on repairing more than 4,000 sidewalk panels.

Riverwalk & riverfront Improvements

Through June 30, 2017, the city completed almost $5 million in improvements to the Riverwalk and riverfront.

Other projects

Other projects that were completed as part of the first 5-year plan include:

  • Cinema Drive fire station
  • N. 3rd Street improvements
  • 17th & Market Street improvements
  • Water Street improvements
  • Greenfield Lake boardwalk
  • Olsen Park (Phase II)
  • Alderman Preserve (Phase I)