The Town of Wendell performs routine street maintenance, such as sidewalk repair, pothole patching, drainage and sweeping, on a routine basis, weather permitting. Most neighborhood and minor collector streets within the Town’s corporate limits are maintained by town staff while most commercial routes and thoroughfares are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
Potholes, storm drainage back-ups, and similar needed repairs to town streets can be reported by using the TellWendell App or by calling Public Works staff at 919-365-4822.
Snow and Ice Removal
The goal of the Town of Wendell emergency snow removal is to keep major roadways passable for emergency response vehicles and vehicles equipped with all-weather tires, snow tires, or chains. For thoroughfares, when the roads are not safe due to weather conditions, the Town will declare a "Weather Emergency" and request drivers to stay off roadways until appropriate steps can be taken. Such emergencies would include icy roads, conditions when trees have fallen, and other similar occurrences. The request for citizens to stay off the streets would be made through the Town's website, local television and/or radio stations. In preparation for inclement weather, the town has vehicles and equipment available for use during inclement weather. Town staff checks the vehicles and equipment periodically throughout the winter season and makes any necessary repairs before inclement weather arrives.As snow or ice accumulates on the roadways, the Public Works staff will begin its removal operations. Some streets or roads may be pretreated before the snow or ice event arrives. The priority of street clearing/treating is as follows:
- Transportation corridors –
- Connector Streets –
- Municipal Facilities
- Downtown Business
- Residential Streets –
Snow and Ice Removal from sidewalks in the Downtown Business District will be cleared as soon as possible.
Street Sweeping is an integral part of our Storm Water Plan to reduce pollutants and sediment from entering our storm drainage system which eventually drains to surrounding creeks and rivers.
Main thoroughfares, collector and all residential streets are scheduled to be swept at least once per month.
The downtown business district is scheduled to be swept twice each month (typically early mornings due to traffic)
Seasonal weather conditions or special town events may temporally increase or decrease the actual street sweeping frequency. If you have any questions regarding our street sweeping program, please contact the Wendell Public Works at 919-365-4822.