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: $34 Million
  • Project Acquisition Start: 2019
Widening of Evans Street / Old Tar Road Project


This project will widen Evans Street/Old Tar Road to multiple lanes from Cooper Street/ Worthington Road in Winterville to N.C. 43/U.S. 264A (Greenville Boulevard) in Greenville. The primary purpose of the proposed action is to increase mobility and safety along Evans Street/Old Tar Road.

News and Updates

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 from 4 � 7 p.m. at the Pitt County Shrine Club.

A Citizens Informational Workshop was held on September 24, 2012 at the Pitt County Shrine Club in Winterville.

Alternative Options

A range of alternative options that meet the purpose of and need for the project have been developed. Due to projected high traffic volumes, conventional intersection improvements will not reduce traffic delays to acceptable levels at the Old Tar Road/Evans Street intersections with Fire Tower Road and Greenville Boulevard. As a result, several design options are being studied for these intersections. These include quadrant roadways and median U-turn options, which restricts left turns at the key intersection. A roundabout option is being considered for the intersection of Old Tar Road and Cooper Street/Worthington Road.

There are two alternatives for Cooper Street/Worthington Road and Old Tar Road, four alternatives for Fire Tower Road and Old Tar Road/Evans Street, and five alternatives for Greenville Boulevard and Evans Street. 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).

Project Overview and Purpose

NCDOT proposes to widen Evans Street/Old Tar Road in Winterville and Greenville. The proposed project is approximately four miles long and extends from Cooper Street/Worthington Road in Winterville to Greenville Boulevard in Greenville. The existing two-lane roadway will be widened and a raised 23-foot median will be constructed. Intersection improvements and the location of median openings are being studied. Sidewalks and bicycle lanes are also being considered for the project.

Contact Information

Brian Yamamoto
Group Leader
Eastern Project Development Region

  • Phone:(919) 707-6051
  • Email: Contact Us
  • Address:
    1548 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

Gary Lovering, PE
Roadway Design Engineer

  • Phone:(919) 707- 6271
  • Email: Contact Us
  • Address:
    1582 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh NC 27699-1582

John Rouse, PE
Division Engineer

  • Phone:(252) 439-2800
  • Email: Contact Us
  • Address:
    105 Pactolus Hwy. (NC 33)
    PO Box 1587
    Greenville 27835

Liz Kovasckitz
Consultant Project Manager
Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

  • Phone:(919) 858-1808
  • Email: Contact Us
  • Address:
    6750 Tryon Road, Cary NC 27518