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 crashes

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.



 MilestoneEstimated Amount*

  Project Development and Design

  $    1       Million 

  Property Acquisition

  $    1.275 Million 

  Utility Relocation

$    1.152 Million 

  Construction Costs

$   24.5    Million 

  Total Cost

$   27.927 Million





 Open House Public Meeting

May 2018

 Right of Way Acquisition  

October 2019

 Begin Construction

Spring 2025

* Future dates and costs 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 held an open house public meeting on May 21, 2018.  



    Monday, May 21, 2018


    River Bend

    Baptist Church          

    Fellowship Hall

    5001 U.S. Highway 17  South

    New Bern


    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 was 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 was reduced from 46 feet to 30-feet in order to minimize impact to the existing subdivisions.

Map of Final Access Alternative



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




Cathy Hossack Meyer, PE

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 2

P.O. Box 1587

Greenville, NC  27835


(252) 439-2806





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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