Work is underway on a four-lane 12.6-mile freeway that will begin approximately 2 miles south of Ayden on N.C. 11, wrap around the west side of Ayden and Winterville and end at the U.S. 264 Bypass west of Greenville.
Expected to be complete in June 2020, the Greenville Southwest Bypass will relieve congestion and improve safety in Greenville – particularly on Memorial Drive (N.C. 11) and Stantonsburg Road (U.S. 264 Business). The new roadway will also help improve travel time along the U.S. 264/N.C. 11 corridor.
The local economy will also benefit from the highway's five interchanges, which have the potential to spur commercial and residential development.