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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 Streets Division maintains 24 employees and is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair and revitalization of streets, curb and gutter, sidewalks, 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 taken care of as soon as they are detected by the city staff or reported by the public.

The 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 barricaded, 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 252-399-2424.

Who do I call for New Road Re-surfacing?
Call 252-399-2465.

How can I find out when my trash pickup is?
Call Enviromental Services at 252-399-2424 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 at 252-399-2424.

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 252-399-2424.

I have a dead animal in front of my house on the street. Can you remove it please?
For dead animal removal, call 252-399-2424.

Roads Scholar Program

The Roads Scholar Program recognizes local government employees in North Carolina who significantly increase their knowledge of street maintenance, safety, and professionalism by completing a series of training courses offered by North Carolina Local Technical Assistance Program or NCLTAP.  Personnel can be recognized as a Roads Scholar, Advanced Roads Scholar, and Master Roads Scholar by completing the requirements for each title.

To become a North Carolina Roads Scholar, the employee must complete 7 one or two-day courses offered by NCLTAP.

Congratulations to the following Roads Scholars:

  • Ricky Brown
  • Jeremy Lucas
  • Tommy Marshall
  • Christian Murray
  • Drew Tolson

To become an Advanced Roads Scholar, you must already be a Roads Scholar and complete 8, one or two-day training courses. Upon completion of the program you must write a minimum one page document on how the Advance Program has helped you in your job.

Congratulations to these Advanced Roads Scholars:

  • Dennis Archibald
  • Sammie Bearden
  • William Brann
  • Wayne Braxton
  • Cedric Coleman
  • Robert Everette
  • Tony Harrell
  • Justin Nichols
  • Edward Pipkin
  • Ben Rasberry 

To become a Master Road Scholar, personnel must complete the requirements of Roads Scholar and Advanced Road Scholar as well as six training courses. After training courses are complete one must write a case study focusing on a local transportation project. 

Congratulations to these Master Road Scholars:

  • Derrick Bunn
  • Tim Eaton
  • Eddie Simms