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The project logo U-5876: Widening of U.S. 70 (Arendell Street)

The project logo U-5876: Widening of U.S. 70 (Arendell Street)

​Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have resumed.



The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to widen U.S. 70 (Arendell Street) between 4th Street to Radio Island Road (S.R. 1175). The project includes plans for a 4-lane, two-way travel pattern, replacement of the existing bridge to accommodate the 4-lane cross section and improvements to the intersection of U.S. 70 and Radio Island Road.  The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow along U.S. 70 and replace the bridge carrying U.S. 70 over the Newport River (Intracoastal Waterway).  It should be noted that traffic will be maintained on the current location during construction.

Vicinity Map:  


Interactive Map of Study Area


Interactive Study Area and Vicinity Map for Informational Purposes Only..


Photos of Project Area




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
  • Improve connections to existing and proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities

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


 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.



 Milestone         Estimated Amount*
  Project Development and Design   $          2,000,000  
  Property Acquisition   $        38,000,000  
  Construction Costs   $        80,000,000  
  Total Cost   $      120,000,000  

* Estimated Costs as shown in Current 2018-2027 STIP and are subject to change




  Public Meeting (Present Preliminary Design Alternatives)

Spring 2019

  Environmental Document (Categorical Exclusion) 

Summer 2019

  Right of Way Acquisition Begins

Winter 2019

  Division Let (Contract Award)

Winter 2019



  Construction Complete  2023

* Future Dates are subject to change 


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.


NCDOT will hold an open house public meeting in the Spring of 2019.  






    Begin Time

    4:00 P.M.

    End Time

    7:00 P.M.


Public Meeting Maps

As mapping becomes available it will be posted here.


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





Hon Yeung

Project Engineer  

NCDOT Highway Division 2

P.O. Box 1587 

Greenville, NC 27835


[email protected] 


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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