Street Maintenance

Municipal Streets

The town maintains over 250 miles of roadway, mainly located in residential subdivisions. Reports of potholes or other problems on municipal streets or sidewalks should be reported using our online service request.

Is the road maintained by the Town of Apex or the State of North Carolina? Check out the road maintenance map.

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 1-887-DOT-4YOU (1-877-368-4968).

  • Apex Barbecue Road
  • Center Street / Ten Ten Road
  • Green Level Church Road
  • Highway 55
  • Highway 64
  • Hughes Street (from Highway 55/US1 to Highway 55 near Salem St)
  • Hunter Street (Salem St to Highway 55)
  • James Street (from Hughes St to Tingen Road)
  • Jenks Road
  • Kelly Road
  • Lake Pine Drive
  • Laura Duncan Road
  • Lufkin Road
  • Old Jenks Road
  • Olive Chapel Road
  • Salem Street
  • Schieffelin Road
  • Richardson Road
  • Sunset Lake Road
  • Tingen Road
  • West Chatham Street (from Salem St to Hunter St)

Powell Bill Map

The current Powell Bill Map 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. 

Street Signs

The Town of Apex maintains all signs within Town rights-of-way for the purposes of traffic control, displaying street names, and enforcing other regulations after successful completion of the developer warranty period. In previous years, the Town of Apex has installed street name and other traffic signs on new public streets within private development projects. For any signs not installed prior to July 1, 2018, the Town requires developers to install these permanent signs according to the Town’s standard details. Installation of signs is now a requirement prior to platting new public streets. This change in policy was based on review of practices in other municipalities and is consistent with the Town’s other private development infrastructure responsibilities. The developer is also responsible for maintaining these street name and other traffic signs within their development plan throughout the warranty period, consistent with other private development infrastructure responsibilities.

In the event a sign replacement needs to be completed by Town staff due to inability of the developer to repair or replace in a timely manner, the developer shall be invoiced according to the Town’s fee schedule.

Please note, all signs must follow Town of Apex Standard Detail No. 300.26.

Street Maintenance Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Inspect and maintain storm drainage
  • Install, repair, and inspect Town street signs
  • Install curb ramps, crosswalks, and stop bars
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on Town streets
  • Perform sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs
  • Perform snow removal operations