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Downtown Wilkesboro Spot Improved for Pedestrians, Business

May 22, 2017

Curb extensions are designed to improve safety by making pedestrians more visible to motorists, shorten the walking distance across streets and slow traffic, while not reducing the number of parking spaces or reduce the width of travel lanes. They also provide space for benches, landscaping and other features. Work at the intersection of Ninth and Main also included installing a new storm water pipe and drains to reduce storm water problems for nearby businesses. Town employees have done much of the work, including related to putting utility lines underground at the intersection.

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