The project will connect the intersection of Stantonsburg Road and Memorial Drive with the intersection of Tenth Street and Dickinson Avenue.
A critical piece of this project will be the separation of the CSX Railroad and Tenth Street so citizens traveling along Tenth Street can continue without being stopped by a train. The study will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of Tenth Street going over or under the railroad.
There are a variety of alignment options being considered for the Tenth Street Connector. Visit the public involvement page to read about them in the newsletters or in the January 2008 slideshow presentation.
The study and design phase of the project includes data collection, public involvement, a Community Impact Assessment, an Environmental Assessment, and design. Data to be collected includes socioeconomic, historic, and community data, as well as information on physical elements such as railroads, streets, and utilities. The study and design process for this project is anticipated to take 3-4 years. Construction will start no earlier than 2012, but it will begin soon thereafter assuming no unexpected delays are encountered. To view the timeline of project progression, visit the schedule page
The consulting team, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., is a national firm based in Cary, North Carolina. They have planners, engineers, environmental professionals, and landscape architects working side-by-side to tackle transportation challenges. They will assist the City of Greenville, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, East Carolina University, and Pitt County Memorial Hospital in completing the study and design of this project.