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10th Street Project Moves Into New Phase Next Week

10th Street, between Evans Street and Dickinson Avenue, to be closed

Greenville - One of the most significant transportation improvement projects in the region will enter a new phase, when the Department of Transportation shuts down 10th Street, between Evans Street and Dickinson Avenue on Tuesday, May 31 at 9 a.m., weather permitting.

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

The traffic shift is necessary for the contractor to perform road work on the 1.4 mile 10th Street Connector Project, which began in October 2015, and will be in place for the duration of the project. A signed detour will guide motorists to 14th Street, Evans Street and Reade Circle. Motorists traveling west from the East Carolina University Campus can either turn right onto Evans Street to Reade Circle or turn left on to Evans Street and take 14th Street.

The project will convert the Connector into a four-lane divided road with a landscaped median that will directly connect Memorial Drive with 10th Street at Evans Street. The project will also include a bridge over the railroad tracks at Dickinson Avenue 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.

Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. Motorists are reminded to watch signs for construction information, 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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