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

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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

       

 

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
  • 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.

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   $          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

 

Milestone

Date*

  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

 2020

  Construction Complete  2023

* Future Dates 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 will hold an open house public meeting in the Spring of 2019.  

 

    Date

    TBD

    Location

    TBD

    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/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

Meredith Van Duyn

Project Engineer  

 Transportation Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 2

 RS&H

P.O. Box 1587 

 

Greenville, NC 27835

 Raleigh, NC   

252-439-2827

 919- 926-4102

[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

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

Meredith Van Duyn

Project Engineer  

 Transportation Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 2

 RS&H

P.O. Box 1587 

 

Greenville, NC 27835

 Raleigh, NC   

252-439-2827

 919- 926-4102

[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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