Project Overview and Purpose
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing to extend C.F. Harvey Parkway (N.C. 148) as a four-lane, median-divided freeway with full control of access from N.C. 58 to N.C. 11 on a new location in Lenoir County, north of the city of Kinston. Full control of access means the proposed roadway will not include any driveway connections; rather, access to the proposed roadway will only be allowed at interchanges.
Alternatives under consideration range from approximately 4 miles to 6.5 miles long. Interchange locations would be located only at the project end at N.C. 58 and N.C. 11.
The purpose of this project is to improve regional and area connectivity in northern Kinston between U.S. 70, N.C. 58, N.C. 148 and N.C. 11. There is a lack of direct connectivity between U.S. 70 and N.C. 11 to adjacent regional and area activity centers north of Kinston that includes:
- Global TransPark (GTP)
- U.S. 70 Industrial Park
- Industrial facilities along N.C. 11
- Points of interest northeast of Kinston that include Greenville, the ECU Medical Center and other communities
NCDOT is preparing environmental and engineering studies for the project, which is programmed in the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program as project number R-5703. The STIP is a preliminary list of projects that NCDOT proposes to undertake as well as their project cost and schedule estimates.
News and Updates
NCDOT on Nov. 19, 2015, hosted a public meeting to inform the public about this project and to get comments on its purpose and need. The following information presented at this meeting is listed below:
The maps presented at the public meeting are also available to view at the NCDOT Kinston District Office, at 1629 U.S. 258 South, Kinston, N.C. 28504.
NCDOT is preparing an environmental document for the proposed C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension project. The project is being developed in accordance with the North Carolina State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). To fulfill the SEPA requirements, a State Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared to evaluate impacts to the natural and human environments.
The following table shows milestones for the project, which will take several years to complete. Public involvement opportunities will be available throughout the project.
|Project Funding Approved
|Completion of Environmental Assessment
|Right of Way Acquisition
- Nov. 19, 2015: NCDOT holds the first public meeting, requesting public input on the needs for the project.
- Summer 2015: NCDOT initiates the planning and environmental studies on the project.
- Early 2015: The project is listed in the State Transportation Improvement Program.
- 2012: NCDOT completes a feasibility study on the project.
- 2007: The project is listed in the Kinston Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
Maria Rogerson, PE
NCDOT Division 2
P.O. Box 1587
Greenville, NC 27835
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Kory Wilmot, AICP
701 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 475
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.