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Dust in summer and mud in winter--the old story of dirt streets that has plagued city officials since the advent of the automobile. And plaguing indeed is the story in these times of inflated labor and material costs and static or decreasing municipal awareness. How the town of Asheboro is dealing with the dirt-street problem furnishes an excellent example of the principle ingenuity and resourcefulness of governing officials.
The extensive hard-surfacing of North Carolina's cities and towns has been extremely progressive, especially in smaller towns.
During the Annual Street and Highway Lighting Conference conducted by the General Electric Company's Outdoor Lighting Department in Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina, a call for improved street and highway lighting was presented. G.E. also revealed a proving ground for simulating roadway lighting conditions in order for engineers to test systems to reduce hazards through better equipment.
Representing a 4 percent increase over the amount distributed the previous year, over $6 million will be distributed to 408 cities due to the Power Bill Funds. Reflecting an increase in motor fuel consumption revenues, the funds will be distributed by the State Highway Commission to aid street work.
Explained by this local historian, whose work experience included museums and a library, were reasons for the layout of streets in Fayetteville. She concluded the layout can be confusing for even town natives. What was easier for her to explain were name origins for roadways such as Green Street and Ottis F. Jones Parkway.