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.
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.
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.
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.
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 funding approved
||Nov. 19, 2015
|Completion of Environmental Assessment
||June 30, 2016
||July 19, 2016
|Right of way acquisition
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
July 19, 2016 Public Meeting
Maria Rogerson, PE
NCDOT Division 2
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P.O. Box 1587
Greenville, NC 27835
Kory Wilmot, AICP
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701 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
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.