North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Fire Tower Road Widening (14th St. to E. 10th St.)

Fast Facts

Project # U-5870
Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Pitt
Estimated Cost: $23,755,000


As part of an overall effort to enhance east-west travel and safety along the nearly three-mile section of Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road from NC 43 to NC 33, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will widen a 2.2-mile stretch of Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road from 14th Street to East 10th Street in Greenville.

The road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes and will include a raised median, bicycle lanes, and sidewalks.

Fire Tower Road currently experiences significant congestion with a higher likelihood for accidents. Widening this stretch of Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road is an effort to help improve traffic flow, minimize crashes, and foster better connectivity in the area and accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.


Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road Widening


Fire Tower Road Widening NC Eminent Domain Project Map











Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2017
  • Start Construction – 2019
  • End Construction – 2020

Property Takings

It is estimated that approximately 160 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $6,199,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.