R-4463A: N.C. 43 Connector from U.S. 17 Business (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to South of U.S. 70/U.S. 17

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

NCDOT is proposing to construct the final phase of STIP Project No. R-4463.  This phase includes construction of N.C. 43 between U.S. 17 Business (Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard) and existing N.C. 43 south of U.S. 70/U.S. 17  in Craven County.  N.C. 43 will be constructed as a four-lane divided highway with a grass median.

Vicinity Map:

  

 

Interactive Vicinity Map:

 

* This map for general information only.  

The sudy area is a geographical area in which information on Human and Natural Environmental features are gathered during the preliminary planning process. 

 

PURPOSE                                          

This project has multiple goals including:

  • Alleviate existing and future congestion
  • Improve regional mobility
  • Improve reliability of the roadway network within the study area
  • Upgrade the corridor consistent with local government visions
  • Provide connectivity between local community and local destinations
  • Reduce congestion-related accidents

As the project progresses and the environmental document is prepared, a more refined project purpose and need statement will be developed.

PLANNING PROCESS

 NCDOT's project development/planning process includes evaluation of :

  • Traffic
  • Cultural resources
  • Congestion
  • Natural resources 
  • Human environment 
  • Community resources
  • Roadway options
  • Other issues in the project study area

NCDOT is studying potential impacts to people in the communities, the natural environment, and other factors as part of the alternative development process, with the intent to minimize impacts whenever possible.

COST AND TIMELINE

  

 Milestone        Estimated Amount*
  Project Development and Design   $          1,000,000
  Property Acquisition $          2,000,000
  Construction Costs $          9,000,000
  Total Cost $        12.000.000

 

 

Milestone

Date*

 Open House Public Meeting

May 2018

 Right of Way Acquisition  

October 2018

 Project Let (Contract Award)

June 2019

 Begin Construction September 2019
 Complete Construction December 2021

* Future dates  and costs are subject to change 

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explore options to incorporate and address concerns where and when feasible.  NCDOT will continue to develop the project and present progress throughout the planning stage.

PUBLIC MEETING

NCDOT held an open house public meeting on May 21, 2018.  

 

    Date

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    Location

    River Bend          

    Baptist Church

      Fellowship Hall

      5001 U.S. Highway 17 South,

      New Bern

    Time

    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Public Meeting Materials

Public Meeting Map 1

Public Meeting Map 2

Public Meeting Access Point Alternative 1 Map

Public Meeting Access Point Alternative 2 Map

Public Meeting Access Point Alternative 3 Map

Public Meeting Access Point Alternative 4 Map

Public Meeting Handout (May 21, 2018)

Access Point Final Design Selected

Following the public meeting, the Department and design team evaluated all comments received from residents, developers and the City of New Bern. 

After considering all public comments, a Final Access Alternative has been selected.  The selected alternative will provide a signalized full movement access to NC 43 at existing Savoy Drive. This alternative is based on the desire of the majority of local residents, the City of New Bern and vision for future development.  

In addition, the center median width has been reduced from 46 feet to 30-feet in order to minimize impact to the existing subdivisions.

Map of Final Access Alternative

 

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS                                              

Comments may be submitted via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.

 

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Hon Yeung

Phillip Rogers

Project Engineer

Senior Project Manager

NCDOT Highway Division 2

HDR 

P.O. Box 1587

555 Fayetterville St, Suite 900

Greenville, NC  27835

Raleigh, NC  27601

252-439-2827

919-232-6670

[email protected]

[email protected]

RESOURCES FOR 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

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