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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Lenoir
  • Type of Project: 4-Lane Divided Freeway on New Location
  • STIP Number: R-5703
  • Estimated Cost: $96.14 million
C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension

Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to extend C.F. Harvey Parkway (N.C. 148) from N.C. 58 to N.C. 11 north of Kinston to improve connectivity in northern Kinston between U.S. 70, N.C. 58 and N.C. 11.

Adjacent regional and area activity centers in the area that would benefit from improved connectivity include Global TransPark, the U.S. 70 Industrial Park and industrial facilities along N.C. 11 – and points of interest northeast of Kinston – including Greenville, East Carolina University Medical Center and other communities.

Project Highlights

The C.F. Harvey Parkway extension would be a four-lane, median divided freeway with full-control access – meaning vehicles would only be able to get on the freeway at interchanges at N.C. 58 and N.C. 11.

NCDOT identified two options – referred to as alternatives – that both begin at the intersection of C.F. Harvey Parkway and N.C 58 and extend onto a new location to N.C. 11.

  • Alternative 1 is approximately 4 miles long and intersects with N.C. 11 slightly north of the N.C. 55 and N.C. 11 intersection.
  • Alternative 2 is approximately 6.5 miles long and intersects with N.C. 11 near the Grainger Station Road and N.C. 11 intersection.

Based on the results of an Environmental Assessment, NCDOT recommends Alternative 2, primarily because it would have the least impact on the human and natural environment while providing a more direct connection to areas northeast of Kinston.

Next Steps

Following a public comment period that ran from July 1-Aug. 1, 2016, the NCDOT project team will review public comments and take them into consideration in developing the final design of Alternative 2.

Once the final design is approved, NCDOT will begin acquiring the land needed for the project.

Proposed right-of-way limits will be set, and a right-of-way agent from NCDOT will contact affected property owners to initiate the right-of-way acquisition process.

Once the required right of way has been purchased, NCDOT will start construction.

Project History

Environmental Assessment Complete

NCDOT completed the state Environmental Assessment and submitted it to the N.C. State Environmental Review Clearinghouse for public review and comment on June 30, 2016. The Environmental Assessment documented the anticipated impacts to the environment from the project and resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact.

Public Involvement

NCDOT held a public meeting in Kinston on July 19, 2016, at which time NCDOT representatives received feedback from the community and answered questions about the project. The meeting materials are available below for review.

All comments – regardless of how they are submitted – will be reviewed by the NCDOT project team and considered when developing the final design of the project.

Project Timeline

Milestone Date*
Project funding approved Early 2015
Project development Summer 2015
Public meeting Nov. 19, 2015
Completion of Environmental Assessment June 30, 2016
Public meeting July 19, 2016
Right of way acquisition 2017
Construction 2018
Completion 2020

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Documents

July 19, 2016 Public Meeting

Environmental Assessment

Contact Information

Maria Rogerson, PE
Project Engineer
NCDOT Division 2
(252) 439-2800
Send a message
P.O. Box 1587
Greenville, NC 27835

Kory Wilmot, AICP
Project Manager
(919) 239-7175
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701 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 475
Raleigh, NC 27607

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.