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Kinston Bypass STIP Project No. R-2553 KINSTON BYPASS STIP Project No. R-2553 Kinston High School – February 23, 2010 Kinston Public Service Complex –

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2 Kinston Bypass STIP Project No. R-2553 KINSTON BYPASS STIP Project No. R-2553 Kinston High School – February 23, 2010 Kinston Public Service Complex – February 25, 2010 C ITIZENS I NFORMATIONAL W ORKSHOP No. 1 This informational presentation will restart every 5 minutes.

3 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Welcome This presentation will cover: Purpose of this evenings workshop History of the project Discuss needs for the project

4 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Purpose of this evenings Workshop Inform the community about the project Explain the study process Gather input, suggestions and feedback about the project and why it is needed Answer any questions about the project

5 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Project History – 1990s NCDOT initiated environmental and engineering studies for the Kinston Bypass Project The Kinston Bypass project was placed on hold as the Crescent Road Project (also known as C.F. Harvey Parkway) became a higher priority due to the Global TransPark industrial development

6 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Project History – 2000s May 2009 –NCDOT restarted the project by requesting input from city, town, and county officials, as well as state and federal resource agencies February 2010 –NCDOT holds first round of Citizens Informational Workshops

7 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 City of Kinston Comprehensive Transportation Plan

8 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Project Description

9 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 General Project Need

10 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Project Study Area

11 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Why is this project needed? Traffic congestion exists around Kinston and along existing US 70 and existing US 70 Bypass US 70 from Raleigh to Morehead City is designated as a Strategic Highway Corridor

12 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Project Timeline

13 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Workshop Layout The following stations are at the workshop: – Station 1: Where Do You Live and Work – Station 2: Project Presentation (You are Here) – Station 3: Project Background – Station 4: Existing Conditions – Station 5: General Needs for the Project – Station 6: Study Process and Project Schedule – Station 7: Citizen Comments Children can visit the Kids Corner

14 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Dont forget to… Sign-In Indicate where you live and work on the Project Vicinity Map Visit the Workshop Stations Provide Your Comments

15 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Contact Information Chris Werner, P.E. URS Corporation 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 400 Morrisville, NC (919) or Mark Pierce, P.E. NCDOT Project Development and Environment Branch 1548 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC (919) , ext. 214 Toll Free Hotline

16 Kinston Bypass STIP # R-2553 Thanks for your Participation Please proceed to the next Workshop Station


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