The Boiling Spring Lakes community in Brunswick County have been dealing with horrid road conditions since Hurricane Florence made a direct hit on September 13, 2018. Not only did the storm cause damage to our homes and properties, but it also took away our major roads to and from work, school, and area businesses.
Since this time, our main roads are closed and we are made to use side streets that were never intended for heavy traffic. These side roads were not made for regular two-way traffic. Many times we are forced to drive off the side of the road due to oncoming traffic. Road conditions worsen every weekend it seems due to heavy rains and heavy traffic. Homeowners along these detour roads are experiencing damage to their property while drivers are experiencing damage to their vehicles. Our senior residents often opp out of running their errands or visiting friends and attending community activities due to the horrid conditions of our roads. Many residents would rather spend their free time at home vs. dealing with the numerous potholes and deteriorating roads. This not only affects our day to day lives but it also makes a huge impact on our local economy.
The main problem with the road repair seems to be stemming from NCDOT. Their claim is the weather is impeding their work as well as a delayed delivery of storm pipes. We are constantly told "three more weeks," and just recently received a deadline of "another 90 days." This is unacceptable. I am asking you as our State Representative as well as the Co-Chairman on the Transportation Committee to _work for your taxpayers_ and bring this debacle to an early close.
Thank you for your time and attention to this concern. We may be a small town but we are a strong one. We are hopeful you will hear our voices and help resolve this problem quickly.