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

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 two-lane 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 investigated along with other design options.

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

  • Quadrant roadways
  • Median U-turn options, which restrict left turns at key intersections
  • A roundabout at the intersection of Old Tar Road and Cooper Street/Worthington Road
  • Conventional intersection improvements, which would add more travel or turn lanes to a four-way intersection

The two alternatives for Cooper Street/Worthington Road and Old Tar Road are:

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

The five 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

Public Comment NCDOT is seeking public comments on the proposed widening of Evans Street and Old Tar Road. They can be submitted online or by calling Robert Deaton, at (919) 707-6017, or by mailing them to:

Robert Deaton
Project Development Engineer
1549 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 18, 2016.

Public Meeting

NCDOT is holding the following public meeting about the proposed project.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
4-7 p.m.

Pitt County Shrine Club
569 Irish Lane
Winterville, NC 28590

NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. Please note that there will not be a formal presentation.

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 Diane Wilson at (919) 707-6073 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.

Project Documents

November 2013 Public Meeting Materials

September 2012 Public Meeting Materials

Contact Information

Maria Rogerson, P.E.
NCDOT Division 2
(252) 439-2800
Send a message
105 Pactolus Hwy. (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
Send a message
1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548