Work begins on 14th Street improvements in Greenville

14th Street in Greenville on Monday, July 31. (Ashley Boles/NewsChannel 12)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Traffic restrictions on 14th Street in Greenville kicked off Monday as the North Carolina Department of Transportation begins repaving work while also adding sidewalks and upgrading utilities.

Drivers will see traffic reduced to one lane each direction as crews close down half of the road at a time to do the necessary repairs and upgrades.

"We're going to move southbound traffic over to the northbound side, leaving one lane open in each direction," said Greenville Assistant Resident Engineer Jason Beasley. "At the end of the day, we will have a much safer roadway for both motorists and pedestrians."

The work is anticipated to last until mid-August, right about the time that the fall semester begins for East Carolina. No detours are in place, but drivers can use Dickinson Avenue and Memorial Drive as alternatives.

NCDOT provides real-time traffic updates and project information online.

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