Who Maintains the Roads

Knowing whether a road is owned and maintained by the State or the Town can be confusing. When you have questions, view our Interactive Map to find out!

State or Town Maintenance


Properly maintained state roads will have the road or street name on them and the right corner will have SR (State Road) with a 4 digit number. Town maintained roads will have a green sign with only the street name on it. Privately maintained roads will have a yellow marker on the right-side of the street name sign indicating it is privately maintained.

To Report Maintenance Issues


State Maintained Roads: To report potholes or other maintenance issues involving state-owned roads, call NCDOT at 919-733-4768 or use the reporting button on NCDOT's website.

Town-owned streets: To report potholes and other maintenance issues for town maintained streets, call the Public Works Department at 919-753-1027.