Project Map
14th Street Widening

Project Map

Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Pitt
  • Type of Project: Widening
  • STIP Number: U-5917
  • Estimated Cost: $12.03 million
  • Property Acquisition Start: 2020
  • Start Date: 2022
14th Street Widening

Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes widening approximately 1.1 miles of 14th Street in Greenville from Red Banks Road to Fire Tower Road to a four-lane median divided roadway.

Once complete, the project would help improve traffic flow and safety as well as accommodate future traffic growth along the project corridor.

Project Highlights

Proposed work includes widening 14th Street in each direction – from Red Banks Road to Fire Tower Road – with two through lanes in each direction divided by a median.

Design concepts, some of which include bike lanes and sidewalks, are under development.

Environmental planning work on the project began in March 2017.

Project History

Widening 14th Street was originally proposed in the 2004 Greenville Urban Area Thoroughfare Plan, which the N.C. Department of Transportation adopted in February 2005.

The Greenville Urban Area 2014-2040 Long Range Transportation Plan also recommends widening the existing two-lane roadway from Red Banks to Fire Tower Road and ranks it as the ninth highest priority in Pitt County.

Public Involvement

The N.C. Department of Transportation is holding the following meeting to answer questions and receive comments from the public on the proposed work to widen 14th Street in Greenville:

Documents and Maps for Public Review

Public Meeting Materials

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
4-7 p.m.

Alice Keene District Park Facility
4561 County Home Road
Greenville, NC 27858

Please note that maps of the study area will be on display but there will not be a formal presentation.

The opportunity to provide written comments will be provided at the meeting. In addition, comments may be submitted online or by mail at the addresses below until Nov. 30.

Rachelle Beauregard
P.O. Box 1587
Greenville, NC 27853

Jamie Byrd, P.E.
342 E. Six Forks Road
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled individuals who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring such services should contact Rachelle Beauregard, at (919) 239-7168, as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

For individuals who speak only Spanish or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, interpretive services will be available at the meeting upon request. For more information, call 1-800-481-6494 prior to the meeting.

The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted – and explore options to incorporate and address concerns where and when feasible. NCDOT will continue to develop the project and present its progress at a later date.

Project Cost

Based on results of NCDOT’s funding formula, the 14th Street widening project is listed as Project U-5917 in the current State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for approximately $12.4 million.

Estimated Amount*
Utilities $398,000
Property Acquisition $3,315,000
Construction Costs $8,322,000
Total Cost $12,035,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change.

Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
State Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact issued 2018
Right of way acquisition begins 2020
Construction begins 2022

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Contact Information

Rachelle Beauregard Division 2 Project Manager PO Box 1587 Greenville, NC 27835 (919) 239-7168 Send a message
James Byrd, P.E. Project Consultant HNTB 343 E. Six Forks Road Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 424-0437 Send a message

Resources for Local Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.