The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to extend Carey Road (S.R. 1571) from Rouse Road (S.R. 1572) to U.S. 258, a distance of approximately 2 miles. The purpose of the project is to provide a more direct east-west connection between U.S. 258 and northern downtown Kinston. This more direct route would include the use of U.S. 258 or Paul's Path Road (S.R. 1001), Carey Road and Plaza Boulevard.
Interactive Vicinity Map: https://goo.gl/RTLWvD
The Carey Road Extension would be a four-lane, median divided facility with partial control of access. Partial control of access means limiting access to only one driveway connection per parcel, or consolidating and/or sharing driveways.
NCDOT has identified two mainline alternatives – both begin at the intersection of Carey Road and Rouse Road and extend west on a new location to the intersection of U.S. 258, Paul’s Path Road and Hull Road. In order to avoid the creation of a five-legged intersection, Hull Road will be dead-ended near its intersection with U.S. 258.
Two options to realign Hull Road are being considered – one option will realign Hull Road and connect with the proposed Carey Road Extension and the other option will connect with U.S. 258 at the existing intersection with Daly Waldrop Road (S.R. 1554).
NCDOT is also looking at possibly building a bridge where the proposed Carey Road Extension would cross over the GTP rail spur.
The proposed project is included in the Kinston Urban Area Thoroughfare Plan in 1981, in the unadopted Plan of 1992, and is currently listed in the City of Kinston's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), adopted in August 2007.
As noted in the CTP report, published in March 2011. there is currently no direct local east/west connection between the northern portion of downtown Kinston along N. Queen Street (N.C. 58) and the residential and commercial developments located directly west of the city. Traveling between these areas currently requies an indirect route which utilizes existing east-west and north-south roadways including U.S. 258 or Paul's Path Road (S.R. 1001), Hull Road (S.R. 1557) or Dobbs Farm Road (S.R. 1573, Rouse Road, Carey Road and Plaza Boulevard (S.R. 1571) respectively.
These previous plans mentioned the need for east/west connectivity between the City of Kinston and growing residential areas to the west and northwest. The Carey Road Extension project, along with the Plaza Boulevard Extension project (STIP Project No. U-4018 – currently not funded), would complete a planned east/west route connecting U.S. 258 and N.C. 11 through the City of Kinston and would eventually give the residents residing northwest of Kinston a direct local route to N.C. 11.
NCDOT completed a feasibility study of the proposed project in February 1997.
RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE SELECTED
After review of all comments received at the public meeting on October 10, 2017 and throughout the comment period which concluded on October 27, 2017, a recommended alternative was selected for more detailed design work.
Alternative 2, the southern alignment, was selected as the recommended alternative.
The recommended alternative also proposes the construction of a bridge over the railroad and for Hull Road to connect to the Carey Road Extension. Based on comments received at and after the public meeting, the realignment of Hull Road has been shifted several hundred feet to the west, closer to U.S. 258.
- will provide more direct access from Hull Road to U.S. 258 by shifting the proposed realignment of Hull Road Option 1 several hundred feet to the west and closer to US 258 where it ties into the proposed Carey Road Extension;
- will provide more direct access from U.S. 258 to businesses and residences along Hull Road by providing a left-over from Carey Road Extension onto Hull Road;
- will provide a bridge over the railroad
- will construct a cul-de-sac on Hull Road and on Daly Waldrop Road just east of U.S. 258
- will have fewer impacts to wetlands and streams than Alternative 3, the northern alignment
Please click on the link to view a map of the Recommended Alternative (Click Here)
ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT FINALIZED
The environmental document has been finalized. Click Here to view or download the document.
The NCDOT project team has initiated the process to develop final plans for the recommended alternative which will be used for right of way acquisition and construction.
Project Cost and Timeline
|Prior Years Cost||$ 1,003,000|
|Property Acquisition||$ 1,714,000|
|Construction Costs||$ 21,700,000|
|Total Cost||$ 24,603,000|
* Estimated Costs are subject to change
|State funding for project approved||June 2017|
|Complete project analysis||Summer 2017|
|Public meeting||October 10, 2017|
|NCDOT Recommended Alternative||Late 2017|
|Complete environmental document||Early 2018|
* Future Dates are subject to change
Project Construction will require approximately 2 years to complete.
NCDOT conducted a public meeting on October 10, 2017 at the Global TransPark Center of Excellence located at 3800 Highway 58 North in Kinston, N.C. 28504
Comments may be submitted at the bottom of this page - or by mailing directly to:
|Karen Taylor, PE|
|701 Corporate Center Dr|
|Raleigh, NC 27607|
|or emailed directly to:|
PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION
|Maria Rogerson, PE||Karen Taylor, PE|
|Project Engineer||Project Manager|
|NCDOT Division 2||AECOM|
|P.O. Box 1587||701 Corporate Center Dr|
|Greenville, NC 27835||Raleigh, NC 27607|
|[email protected]||[email protected]|
PROJECT HOTLINE: 1-800-233-6315
Resources for Local Property Owners
Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.