Preliminary engineering activities for this project
have beeen suspended.




State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Project Nos. R-2513A and R-3403B are adjacent widening projects and have similar right-of-way acquisition and construction dates. Project R-3403B widens U.S. 17 from Antioch Road (S.R. 1433) to N.C. 43 and Project R-2513A widens U.S. 17 from N.C. 43 to Spruill Town Road (S.R. 1438). U.S. 17 is the primary north-south transportation corridor in the Coastal Plains, connecting major economic development centers in Virginia and South Carolina with military operations, tourist destinations, and airports in eastern North Carolina. By widening U.S. 17 and partially controlling access, these projects increase mobility and safety, and encourage economic development along the corridor.


R-2513A & R-3403B Vicinity Map


Projects R-2513A and R-3403B will widen U.S. 17 from two 12-foot lanes to four 12-foot lanes with a 30-foot grass median.  These projects will tie into the recently widened section of U.S. 17 at Bridgeton, NC, and provide 9 miles of a continuous four-lane roadway to Spruill Town Road. The addition of a median will limit left turns into most driveways along the corridor. U-turn areas will be included to allow turn-around movements at various locations. Full movement, intersections are located along U.S. 17 at: N.C. 43, Ernul Brick Road, Askins Brick Road/Aurora Road, and Antioch Road/Realigned Territorial Road. A grade separation over the existing railroad (operated by Norfolk Southern), just north of Ernul Brick Road will also be included in this project. 



U.S. 17 which follows a similar, but more scenic route when compared to I-95, runs from Virginia through South Carolina, continuing to Florida. U.S. 17 has been systematically widened with the sections of Projects R-2513A and R-3403B remaining. Project R-3403AA, from Mills Street in Bridgeton to North “C” Street and Project R-3403AB from North “C” Street to North of Antioch Road (S.R. 1433) have been completed. Project R-3403B will continue the U.S. 17 widening, from Antioch Road (S.R. 1433) to N.C. 43, while Project R-2513A will widen U.S. 17 from N.C. 43 to Spruill Town Road (S.R. 1438).



R-3403B and R-2513A are funded by the State Highway Trust Funds. Based on preliminary designs, R-3403B is estimated to cost $71.8 million for construction, which includes $6.0 million in Right-of-Way acquisition and $4.5 million for utility relocations. Based on preliminary designs, R-2513A is estimated to cost $15.0 million for construction, which includes $3.0 million for Right-of-Way acquisition and $2.4 million for utility relocations. Both projects will be constructed together and cost approximately $86.8 million total.



Milestone                                                          Date*                   
Public Meeting                                             July 2018 
Environmental Document Approval                 August 2019 
Right-of-way Acquisition Begins                     January 2026
Project Let                                                  May 2028 

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change.



 R-2513A and R-3403B: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact




The public was invited to attend the open house public meeting for these projects. Project information and current designs were presented at the meeting and NCDOT representatives were available to answer questions and receive comments.

When:            Thursday, July 19, 2018
Times:           4 p.m. -7 p.m.
Location:       Bridgeton Elementary School
                      230 Branch Canal Road
                      New Bern, NC 28560


Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Comments and Responses

Public Meeting Maps:

Roll1: U.S. 17 from Antioch Road to approx. 1,300 feet south of Mills Branch Stream (STIP Project No. R-3403B)

Roll 2: U.S. 17 from approx. 1,300 feet south of Mills Branch Stream to New Bern Solar Farm (STIP Project No. R-3403B)

Roll 3: U.S. 17 from New Bern Solar Farm to north of Norfolk and Southern RR (STIP Project No. R-3403B)

Roll 4: U.S. 17 from north of Norfolk and Southern RR to Shannons Way (STIP Project No. R-3403B)

Roll 5: U.S. 17 from Shannons Way to approx. 1,700 feet north of Buck Road (STIP Project No. R-2513A)

Roll 6: U.S. 17 from approx. 1,700 feet north of Buck Road to approx. 1,500 feet north of Spruill Town Road (STIP Project No. R-2513A)


All comments and questions submitted via this website, mail, email, or phone will be reviewed by the project team and considered as the designs are developed. The public comment period closed on August 16, 2018.

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Jordan Scott, PE
NCDOT Division 2 Project Engineer

P.O. Box 1587
Greenville, NC 27835



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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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