Project Map
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening Project Map
Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Pitt
  • Type of Project: Road Widening
  • STIP Numbers: U-2817
  • Estimated Cost: $52.8 million
  • Project Acquisition Start: 2019
Widening of Evans Street / Old Tar Road Project

Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation is planning to widen Evans Street/Old Tar Road in Pitt County. By widening the road to four lanes from Cooper Street/Worthington Road in Winterville to N.C. 43/U.S. 264A (Greenville Boulevard) in Greenville, the proposed work would help ease traffic congestion and improve safety.

Project Highlights

Approximately 4 miles of the existing roadway would be widened to accommodate two lanes in each direction separated by a raised median.

Intersection improvements and the location of median openings are also being studied. Additionally, sidewalks and bicycle lanes are being considered for the project.

Alternative Options

NCDOT has developed a range of design options – referred to as alternatives – for the project.

Because of the high volume of projected traffic at the Old Tar Road/Evans Street intersections with Fire Tower Road and Greenville Boulevard, conventional intersection improvements are being considered along with other design options.

As a result, NCDOT is studying several alternatives for these intersections, including:

  • Quadrant roadways, separated roads used to make left turns at some distance away from a main intersection
  • Median U-turn options, which restrict left turns at key intersections
  • Conventional intersection improvements, which would add more travel or turn lanes to a four-way intersection

The alternative for Cooper Street/Worthington Road and Old Tar Road is:

The three alternatives for Fire Tower Road and Old Tar Road/Evans Street are:

The two alternatives for Greenville Boulevard and Evans Street are:

Different alternatives can be selected for each intersection (e.g., Alternative A at Cooper Street/Worthington Road, Alternative B at Fire Tower Road, and Alternative C at Greenville Boulevard).

Public Involvement

NCDOT held a public meeting in Winterville on Nov. 3, 2016, at which time NCDOT representatives received feedback from the community and answered questions about the project.

The maps and materials that were available at the meeting are available below for review:

All feedback will be reviewed by the NCDOT project team – including planners, engineers and right-of-way-agents – as well as representatives from other agencies such as the NC Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration.

Contact Information

Maria Rogerson, P.E.
NCDOT Division 2
(252) 439-2800
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105 Pactolus Highway (N.C. 33)
Greenville, NC 27835

Eric Midkiff, P.E.
Consultant Project Manager
CALYX Engineers + Consultants
(919) 858-1820
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6750 Tryon Road
Cary, NC 27518

Robert (Bob) Deaton
Project Development Engineer
(919) 707-6017
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1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548