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10th Street Connector Project Moves into a New Phase Beginning Monday

Dickinson Ave., to close from Columbia Ave. to West 9 Street

Greenville - The 10th Street Project in Greenville is progressing at a steady clip as Department of Transportation contractor crews prepare to build a new bridge over the railroad and Dickinson Avenue, starting Monday, Aug. 22. The road will be closed down at 8 a.m., weather permitting, and re-open in early December.

The project also calls for installing new waterlines, sewer and storm drain pipes under the railroad tracks. CSX Transportation will also construct a new track crossing and install rail signals during the closure period.

The 10th Street Connector Project is a prime example of the transportation improvement projects underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision. Its goal is to enhance travel safety and better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.

The project is converting 10th Street into a four-lane divided road with a landscaped median that will directly connect Memorial Drive with 10th Street at Evans Street. The project includes the new bridge over the railroad tracks and the construction of multimodal facilities such as bike lanes, sidewalks and transit stops along the entire length of the corridor. Once completed by November 2018, the project will feature a direct connection between Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University.

A signed detour guides motorists to 14th Street, Evans Street and Reade Circle. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. They need to watch for construction and detour signs, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM

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