Street Maintenance

Municipal Streets


The town maintains over 118 miles of roadway, mainly located in residential subdivisions. Reports of potholes or other problems on municipal streets or sidewalks should be reported to Public Works using our online service request or by calling (919) 249-3427. 
 

State Maintained Roads


Most major and minor thoroughfares are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). State-maintained roads in Apex include the ones below (not a complete list). To report pot holes or other issues on these roads, please contact the North Carolina Department of Transportation at (919) 733-4768.
   
  • Apex Barbecue Road
  • Center Street / Ten Ten Road
  • Green Level Church Road
  • Highway 55
  • Highway 64
  • Hughes Street (from Hwy 55/US1 to Hwy 55 near Salem St)
  • Hunter Street (Salem St to Hwy 55)
  • James Street (from Hughes St to Tingen Rd)
  • Jenks Road
  • Kelly Road
  • Lake Pine Drive
  • Laura Duncan Road
  • Lufkin Road
  • Old Jenks Road
  • Olive Chapel Road
  • Salem Street
  • Schieffelin Road
  • Sunset Lake Road
  • Tingen Road
  • West Chatham Street (from Salem St to Hunter St)

Powell Bill Map


The current Powell Bill Map (PDF) identifies streets by maintenance responsibility and whether or not they were added during the previous fiscal year. The Powell Bill program is administered by North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and provides funding based on center-line miles of municipal streets within the corporate limits regardless of the number of lanes.

The Town of Apex repairs and resurfaces municipal streets on an as-needed basis using the Powell Bill Program supplemented with the Town of Apex General Fund when needed. The town contracts with a private firm every 3 years to obtain a pavement condition survey (PDF) determining which streets need to be resurfaced and what amount of work is required.

Street Maintenance Day-to-Day Responsibilities


  • Cut and maintain grass on all roadsides
  • Inspect and maintain storm drainage easements
  • Install and repair street signs
  • Install handicap ramps and paint crosswalks
  • Make minor repairs to town-maintained streets
  • Perform sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs
  • Remove snow from streets
  • Sweep subdivisions