The Town of River Bend maintains 16.48 miles of paved streets within our corporate limits. Our workers do minor pothole repair, mow the roadsides, and work to maintain the street and traffic control signs.
Our contracted engineer prepares a Roadway Evaluation Survey that details the paving needs of our streets. Using this information we allocate our state funding (and local funding as needed) to contract to have paving and marking done each year. The benefit of having the annual review is that the roads that need the most attention are paved first. Click on the link to the left for the more information, including a list, in priority order, of our roadway improvement plans.
The Department of Public Works also maintains a system of culverts, open swales, and other facilities designed to ensure that stormwater is moved through town efficiently. Stormwater ponds at the front entrance to Town and near Ritter Field are designed to increase stormwater storage and improve water quality by allowing contaminants to settle before the water makes it way to the receiving stream. The Ritter Field pond was a joint project between the Town and North Carolina State University as a demonstration of stormwater best management practice.
The Public Works Advisory Board evaluated several stormwater improvement projects and provided the Town Council with a list of projects to contemplate as funding becomes available.