Allen Road Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-5875
Project Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Pitt
Estimated Cost: $ 20,432,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to widen 2.3 miles of Allen Road from Stantonsburg Road to US 13 in Greenville. This stretch of road is a major north-south link between Greenville’s medical district and Southwest Greenville Boulevard.
The road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes with a new 23-ft. median. Intersections at Allen Road and Stantonsburg Road and at US 13 (Dickinson Avenue Extension) will be upgraded, and new bike lanes and pedestrian walkways will be installed.
The purpose of the project is to help alleviate traffic concerns, increase traffic capacity, and minimize accidents.
Some residents are concerned about the changes, particularly those who live near certain subdivisions near Allen Road and near the intersection of Lakeforest Elementary School. Due to the new median dividing Allen Road, some owners will have to bypass their properties and make U-turns in order to access their properties.
- The Daily Reflector: Planning Underway for Allen Road Widening
- Public Radio East: Public Meeting Tonight for Proposed Widening Project in Greenville
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Start Construction – 2020
- End Construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 85 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,990,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.