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The project logo U-3618: Carey Road Extension

The project logo U-3618: Carey Road Extension

​Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have been suspended.


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.  

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Interactive Vicinity Map: 


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. 


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.

Alternative 2:

  • 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)



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


MilestoneEstimated Amount*
Prior Years Cost  $        1,003,000
Utilities  $           186,000
Property Acquisition  $        1,714,000
Construction Costs  $      21,700,000
Total Cost  $      24,603,000

* Estimated Costs are subject to change


Milestone       Date*
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
Right-of-way acquisition                         2019
Construction                         2020

* Future Dates are subject to change 


Project Construction will require approximately 2 years to complete.

Public Involvement

Public Meetings

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

Project Maps

U-3618 - Map 1

U-3618 - Map 2 

U-3618 - Map 3  

U-3618 - Map 4 

Recommended Alternative 



Maria Rogerson, PE
Project Engineer
NCDOT Division 2
P.O. Box 1587
Greenville, NC  27835
[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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                                 Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

MAP 1  (Click to view Map 1) 

U-3618 - Map 1:
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MAP 2  (Click to view Map 2) 

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MAP 3  Click to view Map 3) 

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U-3618 - Map 4: After Viewing Map #4 What questions or comments do you have?
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