About Streets

Wilson County, the City of Wilson and other county municipalities are working in coordination with NCDOT to develop a county wide Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

The Street Division maintains 24 employees and is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair and revitalization of streets, street sweeping, curb and gutter, side walks, curb trimming, snow and ice removal, pothole patching, storm removal and driveways repairs.

Sidewalks-Construction & Maintenance
Sidewalks are constructed and maintained in compliance with Handicap Access (ADA) and Public Building regulations.Curb & Gutter and Driveway – Construction & Maintenance
Construction and maintenance replacement as require for public safety.Street Cleaning and Curb Cutting
The streets are swept, curb cut and cleaned on a regular cycle.

Pothole Patching
Potholes are taking care as soon as they are detect by the city staff or reported by the public.

Institute for Transportation
has a formula used by the City Engineer to determine the standard for which roads are picked to be resurfaced. The City develops a resurfacing list based on these criteria along with the funds available for paving.

Street closing & Detours
During construction and special events, streets are barricade closed or partly closed by the Division of Streets. Traffic is re-routed for safety.

Cracking Sealing
Crack sealing is a cost saving method used to prolong the life of the roadway. Crack sealing allows more funds to be used towards major resurfacing projects.

Snow and Ice Policy
The city streets staff are responsible for intersections, bridges, and overpasses. The plan also helps to keep hospital routes open. Emergency equipment is maintained in a constant state of readiness.

Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I call for a Street Emergency?
Call 252-399-2480
Who do I call for New Road Re-surfacing?
Call 252-399-2465How can I find out when my trash pickup is?
Call Enviromental Services at 252-399-2485 for more information about trash pickup and scheduling.

Someone stole/ran over/destroyed a street sign. How can I report this to the city?
Call Parking and Traffic at 252-399-2471 to report sign problems.

I’m ready for a new driveway. How do I get a permit?
Call 252-399-2195

I saw water flowing out of a manhole/toilet/drain. Who do I call?
Customers who observe a Sanitary Sewer Overflow should report these as emergencies to the Public Services Department between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 252-399-2480 or after hours at 252-399-2444.

I’ve noticed deep water buildup on the roads after a heavy rain. Who do I call?
In case of street drainage problems, call the Stormwater Division at 252-399-2434.

I have a dead animal in front of my house on the street. Can you remove it please?
For dead animal removal, call 252-399-2480 during business hours or 252-399-2448 at night.

Roads Scholar Program

roads_scholar advanced_roads_scholarThe Roads Scholar program recognizes local government personnel in the state who significantly increase their knowledge of road maintenance operation by completing a series of training course offered by the North Carolina Technology Transfer Center located in Raleigh. At the Institute for Transportation Research and Education, NC State University. This special training opportunity is funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration, US Dept of Transportation.

Presently the city of Wilson has the most Roads Scholars on staff with a total of 20. This has been accomplished directly as a result of the interest and commitment of all participants. They have worked very hard to obtain Roads Scholar Certification.

The Roads Scholar Program consists of 13 different one- or two-day training sessions, regularly offered through LTAP each year. To become a North Carolina Roads Scholar, you must complete 7 of the 13 training sessions identified below.

  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance
  • Snow & Ice Control
  • Inspection and Construction of Asphalt Pavements
  • Soils Fundamentals
  • Unpaved Road Maintenance
  • Vegetation Management
  • Management & Supervisory Skills for First-Time Managers
  • Basic Work Zone Safety
  • Maintenance Repair and of Utility Cuts
  • Basic Drainage/Roadway Drainage Maintenance
  • Excavation Safety
  • Flagger Training
  • Intermediate Work Zone Safety

The Advanced Roads Scholar Program consists of 11 different one- or two-day training sessions, regularly offered through LTAP each year. To become an Advanced North Carolina Roads Scholar, you must already be a Roads Scholar and complete 8 of the 11 training sessions identified below. Upon Completion of the program you must write a minimum one page document on how the Advance Program has helped you in your job or your community.

  • Advanced Work Zone Safety
  • Stormwater Drainage Design
  • Geotextiles in Soil Structures and Pavements
  • Communicating with the Public and Media
  • Flagging Instructor Training
  • Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Tort Liability
  • Management and Supervisory Skills for Experienced Supervisors
  • Writing Skills for Transportation Professionals
  • Stormwater Hydrology
  • Trenching “Competent Person”

Congratulations to these candidates who have completed Roads Scholar training

  • Dennis Earl Archibald
  • Anthony Bullock
  • Ronald Cooper
  • Donnie R. Covington
  • James T. Edwards
  • Robert V. Everett
  • Tony Harrell
  • Rondy Harris
  • James M. Jones
  • illiam Albert Jones
  • Gregg Joyner
  • Alfonza King
  • James P. Mercer
  • Billy Mills
  • Randy L. Philpott
  • Henry Pipkin
  • Edward Pipkin III
  • David Radford
  • Ben Rasberry
  • Eddie M. Simms
  • James R. Tomlinson
  • Isaac W. Williams III
  • Phillip Witherspoon
  • Dolly Woodard

Congratulations to these candidates who have completed Advanced Roads Scholar training

  • Donnie Covington
    General Services Technician IV
  • James M. Jones
    Equipment Operator II
  • Gregg Joyner
    Crew Leader
  • Alfonza King
    Crew Leader
  • James P. Mercer
    Crew Leader
  • Billy Mills
    Street Manager
  • Ben Rasberry
    Tech IV
  • Isaac Williams III
    Heavy Equipment Operator II
  • Dolly E. Woodard
    General Services Tech IV
  • Tony S. Harrell
    General Services Tech II
  • Rondy Harris
    Equipment Operator I
  • David Radford
    Equipment Operator