DOT reveals plans to widen 14th Street in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The NC Department of Transportation is making progress on their project to widen a busy roadway in the east.

In total, three separate options were shown to the public on Thursday for 14th Street in Greenville between E. Fire Tower Road and Red Banks Road.

People in the community were able to provide their concerns and opinions on how they'd like the project to enhance the busy stretch of road.

The proposals would take the current two-lane road on 14th Street up to a four-lane road with a median and show things like sidewalks and bike lanes.

The plans also had a variety of left-hand turn options for the sub-divisions that connect to the street.

"Greenville's growing, it's been growing, it's going to continue to grow, and so these smaller roads that are two-lane roads, just with moving traffic makes it safer," says Jeff Cabaniss, a DOT Division planning engineer. "We're trying to figure out what is the best way to manage the traffic in between those corridors."

According to the DOT, the project is being completed on schedule and construction on the actual road should begin in 2022 once the already scheduled E. Fire Tower Road project is completed.