Project Highlights

Two concepts are being studied:  widening to the west and asymmetrical "best fit" widening to reduce or minimize impacts along the corridor. 

Improvements may include:

  • a raised median
  • right turn in and out of dirveways and several cross streets
  • closing access to N.C. 43 from Bells Fork Road
  • a roundabout at Worthington Road/Mills Road intersection
  • a roundabout at Signature Drive/Mills Road intersection

History of the Project

The widening of N.C. 43/Charles Boulevard was included in the 2005 Greenville Urban Area Thoroughfare Map and the 2009 Greenville Urban Area MPO Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).  The project is programmed in the February 2019 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for right of way in 2027 and construction in 2029.


Public Involvement

Public Meetings

An Open House Public Meeting was held on March 19, 2019 in Greenville, NC to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project. 



 March 19, 2019

 Pitt County Council on Aging
 4551 County Home Road


  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.



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Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-5991 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $44.95 million.





   Project Development & Design

    $    0.75 million

   Property Acquisition    $  14 million
   Construction    $  30.20 million
   Total Cost    $  44.95 million

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.


Project Timeline



  Public Meeting

    March 19, 2019

  Combined State Environmental Assessment / Finding of No Significant Impact

    February 2027
  Right of Way Acquisition     June 2027
  Construction Begins    June 2029

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change




Jake Green

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 2

1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard

Greenville, NC 27835


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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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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