The absence of local aid for relocating businesses and the manner in which property values will be assessed were the only issues that drew comments at a public hearing Tuesday for the Stantonsburg Road-10th Street Connector project.
Beginning at Memorial Drive, with improvements ending at 10th and Evans streets, the proposed four-lane road will create a central avenue between East Carolina University and Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The 1.4-mile stretch will widen symmetrically down Farmville Boulevard before crossing a residential neighborhood and rising into a bridge over the railroad tracks at Dickinson Avenue.
Approximately 60 people stayed for the formal public hearing Tuesday after a two-hour workshop, both held at the R.G. Michels Center. The workshop included the opportunity to ask specific questions of N.C. Department of Transportation right-of-way acquisition agents and request-focused maps. Greenville Public Works Director Wes Anderson said that portion of the meeting was well received and perhaps better attended than the public hearing.
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