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Edgecombe County Highway Will Be Widened

TARBORO – A section of West Wilson Street (N.C. 111) will be widened to three lanes after the N.C. Department of Transportation recently approved an $18.9 million contract.

The 2.3-mile section to be improved is between Western Boulevard and N.C. 122 as depicted on this Google map. Most of this section is currently two lanes.

An open center turn lane will be added to improve safety and ease congestion associated with left-turning vehicles. The extra lane also will improve how traffic moves at intersections. The project will include the installation of drainage systems and concrete curbs and gutters.

Barnhill Contracting Co. of Rocky Mount can begin work in August and is expected to complete the project by the end of 2025.


7/3/2023 11:10 AM