Photo by Patti Stokes/NWO | The Town of Stokesdale’s elevated water tank on U.S. 158 is being refurbished and will be offline for about four weeks. Customers’ water supply will not be affected during this time, the Town says.
Q: Several of my neighbors and I have noticed that the pavement on Lake Brandt Road from N.C. 150 out to U.S. 158 has markings that we believe signify upcoming paving might be planned and were wondering when that might be expected if our assumptions are correct?
And, in a similar vein, another reader asked:
Does DOT have any plans to resurface the Guilford County side of Witty Road in the near future since it's in terrible shape? The Rockingham County side was resurfaced about three years ago. This road is past the patching they keep doing.
A: An almost $3 million contract has been awarded to Sharpe Brothers to widen and resurface SR 2305 (Witty Road), SR 2321 (Strawberry Road) and SR 2347 (Lake Brandt Road). The work availability date was July 8 and the scheduled completion date is Oct. 30, 2020.
Q: What's being done to the water tank in Stokesdale?
A: Stokesdale's elevated water tank is being refurbished inside and out. The Town Council voted at its July 11 meeting to contract with Utility Services, based in Madison, to refurbish the tank at a cost of $111,800 - or $120,900 if repairs are needed. The exterior color of the tank, currently white, will be painted "water blue" with the name "Stokesdale" while the pedestal legs will get a fresh coat of white paint.
"This will bring it (the look of the tank) up to more modern times," Mayor Pro Tem Thearon Hooks told fellow council members earlier this month.
Although the water tank will be offline for about four weeks, the town says customers should not be affected.