Couriering Clemmons: This week in 1992

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

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What was happening in the area 30 years ago this week:

The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a $2.3-million contract to Smith-Rowe, Inc., to perform work to widen the Lewisville-Clemmons Bridge over Interstate 40. The contract called for building a six-lane concrete and steel bridge, 225 long with four-foot sidewalks along each side of the structure.

The construction of a Centel (cellphone) tower off the southeast corner of U.S. 421 was a topic for plenty of debate at a Lewisville Town Council meeting. Some citizens raised concerns that Centel had not consulted the town government during the search for a potential site. Mayor Hank Chilton stated to those in attendance that he has asked Centel to speak with the town attorney to discuss the matter, but Centel did not feel there was any need for discussion.

Clemmons Town Manager A.J. Dillon announced at a council meeting that he would recommend BFI receive the contract for curbside recycling and trash pick up for a cost of $200,000, which would save the town nearly $23,000 from the previous year. Residents has been taking their recycling to the recyclable center at Market Square on Saturdays.