Project Overview and Purpose

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes widening a 2.8-mile stretch of Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road in Greenville. This project includes improvements to the Charles Boulevard/ Fire Tower Road intersection and Arlington Boulevard/Fire Tower Road intersection, and the street network surrounding these intersections. Proposed work is expected to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, reduce crashes and create greater connectivity.

For funding purposes, the overall project is made up of two projects:

  • Project U-5785, which involves widening a 0.6-mile stretch of Fire Tower Road between Charles Boulevard (N.C. 143) and 14th Street.
  • Project U-5870, which involves widening Fire Tower Road to Portertown Road and widening Portertown Road to 10th Street (N.C. 33), a distance of 2.2 miles.

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Project Highlights

Proposed work would involve widening Fire Tower Road between Charles Boulevard and Portertown Road and widening Portertown Road – between Fire Tower Road and 10th Street – from two to four lanes and installing a raised median.

Project Timeline

  • 2019Construction begins

  • Summer 2018Right of way acquisition begins

  • Spring 2018Environmental document released

  • July 31, 2017Public meeting

  • Sept. 22, 2016Public meeting

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