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The project logo U-5991: N.C. 43 (Charles Blvd)

The project logo U-5991: N.C. 43 (Charles Blvd)

Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have been suspended.


Planning and development are underway to improve approximately 3 miles of N.C. 43 (Charles Boulevard) from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane, raised median, divided roadway between Fire Tower Road (S.R. 1708) and Worthington Road/Mills Road (S.R. 1711).


Between Firetower Road and Fox Trot Lane curb and gutter are being proposed and pending a municipal agreement, 5-foot sidewalks are being considered.

Between Fox Trot Lane and the southern terminus of the project a 4-foot paved shoulder is being proposed with a 12-foot inside lane and a 14-foot outside lane to accommodate bicyclists.

The project may include intersection improvements at Herman Garris Road, Bells Fork Road, and Worthington Road/Mills Road.

Vicinity Map:


Purpose and Need:

The purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow and improve safety.

Project Highlights

Two concepts are being studied:  widening to the west and asymmetrical "best fit" widening to reduce or minimize impacts along the corridor. 

Improvements may include:

  • a raised median
  • right turn in and out of dirveways and several cross streets
  • closing access to N.C. 43 from Bells Fork Road
  • consideration of a roundabout at Worthington Road/Mills Road intersection
  • consideration of a roundabout at Signature Drive/Mills Road intersection

History of the Project


The widening of N.C. 43/Charles Boulevard was included in the 2005 Greenville Urban Area Thoroughfare Map and the 2009 Greenville Urban Area MPO Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).  The project is programmed in the February 2019 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for right of way in 2021 and construction in 2023.


Public Involvement

Public Meetings

An Open House Public Meeting was held on March 19, 2019 in Greenville, NC to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project. 



 March 19, 2019

 Pitt County Council on Aging
 4551 County Home Road


  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.



Public Meeting Maps:

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-5991 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $30.2 million.



 Estimated Amount*

   Project Development & Design

  $      0.75 million

   Property Acquisition  $      1.85 million
   Construction  $    27.60 million
   Total Cost  $    30.20 million

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.


Project Timeline



  Public Meeting

    March 19, 2019

  Combined State Environmental Assessment / Finding of No Significant Impact

     September 2019
  Right of Way Acquisition      Spring 2021
  Construction Begins     Spring 2023

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change




Casey Whitley, PE, PLS

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 2

1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard

Greenville, NC 27835


Project Email: 

[email protected]

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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