Workers have started to work on some streets in Havelock as part of an annual maintenance effort.
Work began on Monday and is scheduled to continue through Nov. 15. Poor weather could cause changes in the schedule, according to the Havelock Public Services Department.
The work could cause minor traffic delays. However, according to a release, workers will be using a quick-drying crack sealant that can be driven on in a matter of only minutes, thus decreasing traffic delays.
The sealant is designed to prevent further deterioration of the pavement on the streets. It keeps water from entering and weakening the base and sub-base of the road, according to the release.
The sealant is also designed to preserve the pavement adjacent to the cracks in the road and prevents sand, stone and dirt from geting into open cracks, which can cause compressive stresses to the pavement, according to the release.
Streets designated for work include Chadwick Avenue, Lee Drive, Shipman Road, Webb Boulevard, Woodhaven Drive, Rice Lane, Village Court, Kyle Drive, Tarheel Drive, Sanders Lane, Wolfpack Court, Panther Trail, Pirates Lane and Dogwood Street. Parts or all of the streets have been designated for repair.
Updates on the progress of repairs are to be posted online through the city’s social media and websites.
Money for the repairs is coming from the state Powell Bill fund, which is money the state gathers through gasoline taxes and then returns to cities through the N.C. Department of Transportation. Havelock received $512,737 of $72.8 million that was distributed to cities throughout the state.