Eastern Avenue Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-5720
Project Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Nash
Estimated Cost: $ 14,722,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen Eastern Avenue to four lanes of travel from Red Oak Road to Old Carriage Road in Rocky Mount. In addition to being widened, Eastern Avenue will be improved with roundabouts at Regency Drive, Kamlar Road, and E. Old Spring Hope Road, as well as medians along the length of the project.
Home and business owners along this section of Eastern Avenue are likely to feel the effects from this project, both due to the outright purchase of land from their property as deemed necessary by the NCDOT, and from the permanent and temporary easements also being acquired to complete the project.
The purpose of the project is to provide better access onto I-95 for the Rocky Mount area and to accommodate the city's increasing economic development. These improvements will tie into two additional NCDOT projects expected to move forward in the near future: the widening of Sunset Avenue & I-95 interchange improvements, the widening of Old Carriage Rd from Eastern Avenue to Green Hills Road.
- Public Meeting Map: Eastern Avenue from North Clarendon Drive to Shellcastle Road
- Public Meeting Map: Eastern Avenue from Shellcastle Road to Halifax Road
- Right-of-way acquisition - 2020 - 2021
- Start Construction - 2020
- End Construction - 2023
It is estimated that more than 30 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $12,250,00 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (three of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.