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Fire Tower/Portertown Roads Widening

Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes widening a 2.8-mile stretch of Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road in Greenville.  This project includes improvements to the Charles Boulevard/ Fire Tower Road intersection and Arlington Boulevard/Fire Tower Road intersection, and the street network surrounding these intersections. Proposed work is expected to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, reduce crashes and create greater connectivity.

For funding purposes, the overall project is made up of two projects:

  • Project U-5785, which involves widening a 0.6-mile stretch of Fire Tower Road between Charles Boulevard (N.C. 143) and 14th Street
  • Project U-5870, which involves widening Fire Tower Road to Portertown Road and widening Portertown Road to 10th Street (N.C. 33), a distance of 2.2 miles.

Project Funding

This project is listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program as U-5785 and U-5870 and is funded for $30 million.

​Estimated Cost*

Fire Tower Road from Charles Boulevard to 14th Street (​U-5785)

​$6.2 million

Fire Tower Road to Portertown Road and then widening Portertown Road to 10th Street (​U-5780)

​$23.8 million

*Estimated costs subject to change


Dwayne Alligood, P.E.

Consultant Project Manager
Vaughn & Melton

3115 Trent Road
New Bern, NC 28562

Rachelle Beauregard

Project Manager
Division 2

1037 W.H. Smith Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834

11/20/2018 5:22 PM