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Fire Tower Road Widening (Charles Blvd. to 14th St.)

Fast Facts

Project # U-5785
Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Pitt
Estimated Cost: $6,233,000


As part of an overall effort to enhance east-west travel and safety along the nearly three-mile section of Firetower Road and Portertown Road from N.C. 43 to N.C. 33, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will widen a 0.6-mile section of Firetower Road from Charles Blvd. (N.C. 43) to 14th Street (SR 1704) in Greenville.

The existing two-lane roadway will be upgraded to include four 11-foot wide travel lanes, 5-foot-wide bike lanes in both directions, and a 16-foot-wide grassy median.

The proposed improvements were identified to address traffic congestion and allow for the potential for safer travel as well as help improve east-west connectivity.


Fire Tower Road Widening NC Eminent Domain Project Map


Four-lane project will take at least 20 properties

Nearly 200 come out for road widening meeting

Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2017
  • Construction – 2019

Property Takings

The NCDOT has budgeted $2,350,000 for property takings.

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