BUILD Project

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The City of Greenville is pleased to provide the public with updated information for the City’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) ProjectIn July 2019, the City of Greenville applied for a BUILD Grant administered by the US Department of Transportation and was notified of award in November 2019.

The BUILD Project is comprised of four greenway and sidewalk projects and three streetscape projects. For project updates, see the heading below. Information on the individual projects and a map are further down the page. Design information can be viewed by visiting the Streetscape Improvements and Greenway and Sidewalk Improvements pages.

Project Updates

May 2024 — BUILD construction to begin at Reade Street, East Fifth Street

March 2024  — BUILD Project moves to next phase; Tyson Street intersection reopens

August 2023  City Breaks Ground On BUILD Project

April 2023 — City Council Approves Nearly $42 million for BUILD contracts


Streetscape Improvements Greenway and Sidewalk Improvements 
 Project C — West 5th Street Streetscape Phase II Project A — South Tar River Greenway Phase 3B 
 Project D — West 5th Street Streetscape Phase III Project B — Moye Boulevard Sidewalk Expansion 
 Project E — West 5th Street Streetscape Phase IV Project F — Arts District Trail 
  Project G — Town Common Connector


Project Map

Purpose of the BUILD Project

The purpose of the BUILD Project is to transform safety, accessibility, and connectivity in Greenville’s urban core. The BUILD Project will provide or enhance pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and transit connections between the Medical District, West Greenville, downtown, and East Carolina University. The City of Greenville intends for the BUILD Project to support its efforts to improve safety, economic opportunity, and quality of life for residents and workers in and around the heart of Greenville.

Project Schedule 

Anticipated Detour Routes:

Section 1 — 4/1/24 (540 days)

Section 2 — 5/20/24 (30 days)

Section 3 — 5/6/24 (135 days)

Section 4 — TBD (120 days)

Section 5 — Summer 2024 (105 days)

Section 6 — Summer 2024 (60 days)

Section 7 — Winter 2024 (120 days)

Section 8 — Summer 2025 (150 days)

Planning and environmental studies for the project began in the summer of 2020. An informational newsletter and survey were sent to residents and businesses near the project corridors in September 2020 to provide general information about the projects and gather input on the preliminary designs.

These designs were presented to the public at a November 2020 public meeting. Right-of-way designs were shown at a second public meeting in April 2022. These preliminary plans are also available via the Streetscape Projects and Greenway and Sidewalk Projects pages.


For more information, contact the City of Greenville Public Information Office, Jordan Anders, at, or 252-329-4821.