Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

Louise Street Bridge Replacement

Project Overview:

The City will replace the bridge on Louise Street over Beaver Creek. On January 19, 2018, the City-maintained Louise Street Bridge closed as a precautionary measure after a regularly scheduled bi-annual inspection indicated the bridge had deteriorated Thumbnailfaster than expected.  During this inspection, findings concluded that the bridge is no longer safe for vehicle passage. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge, so students will still be able to walk to school as they normally do until the bridge is replaced.

Project Details:

  • Status: Construction Completion- Road is open
  • Contract / Contractor:
    • Design/Build: E.S. Wagner Company
  • Estimated Completion Date: August 2019
  • Map

Affected Neighborhoods:

  • Hollywood Heights

Contributing Departments:

  • Public Services Department
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)


Current Status:

Louise Street opened to traffic on 6/27/2019.

Please click on the attachment for the current status.

Update 7/10/2019

Update 6/17/2019

Update 6/10/2019

*Page Updated 7/12/2019


For More Information:

Page Updated 6/4/2018