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Allen Road Widening

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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Pitt
  • Type of Project: Roadway Widening
  • STIP Number: U-5875
  • Estimated Cost: $19.43 million
  • Property Acquisition Start: Winter 2020
  • Construction Start Date: Winter 2022
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Allen Road Widening


Allen Road Widening Visualization

Allen Road Widening

Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to widen approximately 2.3 miles of Allen Road from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane, median-divided roadway from Stantonsburg Road to Dickinson Avenue Extension (U.S. 13) in Greenville.

There are proposed intersection improvements at Allen and Stantonsburg roads as well as Allen Road and Dickinson Avenue Extension. Bike lanes are also proposed along the roadway. The possible addition of sidewalks in the project area is currently being reviewed.

Proposed work would improve traffic flow and safety along Allen Road between Stantonsburg Road and Dickinson Avenue Extension through the addition of travel lanes and medians. This section of roadway is nearing its capacity, meaning that it can no longer handle the amount of traffic that uses the roadway. The proposed project would also help provide for the traffic growth that is expected to occur along the project corridor.

Project Highlights

The N.C. Department of Transportation has developed two design options – referred to as alternatives – that would minimize impacts to natural resources, cultural resources, landowners and utilities.

Both alternatives would widen Allen Road and include the addition of medians and bike lanes. The possible addition of sidewalks within the project limits is currently under review.

Alternative 1 involves widening Allen Road primarily to the east with the right of way limits on the west side of the road remaining in place in most locations.

Alternative 2 involves widening Allen Road primarily to the west with the right of way limits on the east side of the road remaining in place in most locations.

Public Involvement

The N.C. Department of Transportation held a public meeting in Greenville on March 27, 2017, at which time NCDOT representatives answered questions and received feedback from the community about the project.

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

Public Meeting Materials



Allen Road Widening Visualization

The public can still give feedback and ask questions online or by mail at the address below until April 10, 2017. Susan Westberry, AICP SEPI Engineering & Construction 5030 New Centre Drive Suite B Wilmington, NC 28403 Send a message

Following the public comment period, the NCDOT project team will review feedback and consider it in the alternative selection process and development of design plans.

Project Cost

The Allen Road widening project is listed as Project U-5875 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's current State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $19.43 million. The cost is estimated and subject to change.

Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Environmental Assessment Fall 2017
Right of way acquisition begins Winter 2020
Construction begins Winter 2022

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Contact Information

Betty Ann Caldwell, P.E. NCDOT Project Manager (252) 439-2808 Send a message P.O. Box 1587 Greenville, NC 27835-1587
Susan Westberry, AICP Consultant Project Planner (910) 550-3257 Send a message 5030 New Centre Drive, Suite B Wilmington, NC 28403

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.