The North Carolina Department of Transportation gathering public input on a proposed widening project in Greenville. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
The proposed work includes widening the existing two lane road to a four lane median divided highway from Red Banks Road to Fire Tower Road. The $12 million project will help improve traffic flow on 1.1 miles of 14th Street as well as accommodate future traffic growth along the project corridor. Project Manager for NCDOT Division 2 office Rachelle Beauregard says no detours or lane closures are expected during construction.
“At this time, the design is in the early stages of development and we do not know how many residents will be impacted.”
Widening 14th Street was first proposed in 2004 in the Greenville Urban Area Thoroughfare Plan. Beauregard says the public will have a chance to ask questions and view three widening alternatives during an open house this evening.
“Alternative one is a symmetrical widening and alternatives two and three are asymmetrical widenings but with. These maps will be available at the public meetings and they’re also found on DOT’s project website for the 14th Street widening project.”
Beauregard says some of the design concepts include bike lanes and sidewalks. The widening project is slated for 2020 and will take about two years to complete. For more information, go to: https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/14thstreetwidening/