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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: $25.4 million
  • Property Acquisition Start: 2018
  • Construction Start Date: FY 2021
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Allen Road Widening


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Allen Road Widening

Project Overview and Purpose

Planning and development are underway on a proposed project 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.

Proposed improvements include upgrading the intersections at Allen and Stantonsburg roads and Allen Road and Dickinson Avenue Extension as well as installing bicycle lanes and possibly sidewalks.

The proposed project would improve traffic flow and safety on Allen Road in the area. The roadway is nearing its capacity, meaning that it can no longer handle the amount of traffic that uses the roadway. The 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 plans to widen Allen Road approximately 2.3 miles from two to four lanes – each lane 12 feet wide. The design also includes a 23-foot raised grass median, 5-foot bike lanes on both sides of the road, a 2.5-foot curb and gutter and a 10-foot berm within a proposed 110-foot right of way.

NCDOT's preferred design widens Allen Road mostly to the east.

The design was one of two designs that NCDOT considered for the project and chose the proposed design based on public comment as well as the findings of an Environmental Assessment that looked at the impacts each design would have on natural resources, cultural resources, landowner and utilities.

See the maps for the preferred design below:

Upcoming Public Meeting

A second public meeting is scheduled for March 29, 2018, at which time the public is invited to view the updated preferred design and give feedback.

Project History

Environmental Document Approved

In September 2017, a State Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact document – which determined the project will not have a significant impact on the environment – was approved by the N.C. State Clearing House.

March 2017 Public Meeting

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.

Feedback from the meeting was used in the selection of the preferred alternative.

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 $25.4 million. The cost is estimated and subject to change.

Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Environmental Assessment 2017
Right of way acquisition begins 2018
Construction begins FY 2021

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Documents

Environmental Documents

March 2017 Public Meeting Materials



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.