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Kure Beach Putting Downtown Utility Lines Underground

The Town of Kure Beach is carrying out a project to place utility lines underground in their downtown business district on K Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. (Photo: Kure Beach resident Tony Phillips)

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KURE BEACH – Power lines are going underground in downtown Kure Beach. The Town is removing power and telephone poles and placing those utilities underground on Atlantic Avenue from K Avenue to L Avenue along the wooden oceanfront boardwalk and on K Avenue east of Fort Fisher Blvd in the downtown business district among businesses and the Kure Beach Pier. 
According to Town Clerk Nancy Avery in a press release issued Tuesday January 14th, "Decorative lighting will be added to replace existing street lights. On K Avenue, the sidewalks will be removed and replaced and the street will be resurfaced. Two parking spaces will be removed from the center lane of parking to allow for placement of an above ground transformer. Landscaped areas will also be added on K Avenue."
Avery explained, "The Town plans to have the project finished by the end of February or mid-March, weather dependent. Businesses will remain open during this time and the Town will work to ensure at least one lane of K Avenue is open to traffic. There will be minimal impact to traffic flow on Atlantic Avenue."
The cost of the project is $170,000.  For more information visit