The Greenville City Council recently signed legislation endorsing an interstate loop that would aim to make Eastern North Carolina a hot spot for outside developers and manufacturers.
The Quad East Interstate Loop would connect East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center with Kinston’s Global Trans-Park and Goldsboro’s Seymour Johnson Air Force base. The $300 million project is designed to further Eastern North Carolina’s potential for economic growth and development. The proposed loop would be constructed around Wayne County’s Interstate 795 bypass. It will also require major upgrades to N.C. 11 and highways 70 and 264. Officials in both Lenoir and Pitt Counties have shown support of the plan, and on Monday, the legislation was passed unanimously by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners. According to the Greenville Daily Reflector, the proposal must now be sent to Greene, Lenoir, Wilson, Nash and Wayne County boards for approval. For Public Radio East, I’m Ford Parson.