Downtown Wilmington construction continues along Front Street

If you’re headed to downtown Wilmington this summer, it will be hard to miss the construction.

There are five major construction projects that are wrapping up, ongoing or just getting started along downtown Wilmington’s N. Front and Water Streets. Some of the projects currently underway were set to begin earlier but faced delays due to supply chain issues.

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From fresh pavement, sidewalks, decorative bricks and street furnishings to an intimate park with a river view nestled between two downtown buildings to new resources for those visiting the Port City, it all seems to be happening at once.

Here’s what you need to know about the construction downtown:

Front Street

Status: Under construction

Budget: $3.5 million from a transportation bond

Timeframe: Construction is expected to be completed by October

Scope: New utilities, pavement, granite curbing, sidewalks, decorative bricks, lighting, landscaping and street furnishings between Chestnut and Walnut Streets

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