Hardee Road repairs set to begin Monday
Photos by William 'Bud' Hardy / Neuse News
Kinston Public Services will be conducting repairs on Hardee Road between Hampton Drive and Essex Street beginning Monday.
“While we understand there are many roads that are in need of repair we want to do what we can,” Kinston Public Services Director Rhonda Barwick said.
Construction is scheduled to continue through Thursday. Hardee Road will be closed through these blocks until work is complete. Local residents will be able to access their properties, except during work in front of their home. City officials say individual driveways should not be blocked for more than six hours.
Through traffic will need to detour using either Hull Road to Rouse Road or Carey Road due to only residents having access to go in and out of the repair area.
City officials previously priced the cost to repair all of Hardee Road which would be more than $1 million. Barwick said by focusing on a smaller area that was in need of the most work made the project possible.
“We want to fix as much of the road as we can and we feel these parts need the most work,” Barwick said.
The estimated cost of the work for these two blocks is around $70,000. The repairs are being funded with normal maintenance funds allocated in the existing budget. Repairs will involve the removal of all existing asphalt and the installation of 4 inches of new pavement.
Prior to the project, door hangers were given to all residents in the repair area. Property owners will receive personal notices before the closure of their driveway.
Anyone with questions or concerns may contact the public services office at 252-939-3282.