More than 10 miles of Greenville city streets will be resurfaced starting in the spring after a unanimous City Council vote Monday to award a nearly $1.24 million resurfacing contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson.

Eighteen streets are scheduled to receive repairs. The contract provides for milling, resurfacing, deep patch repairs, ADA improvements, and pavement markings. Work is expected to begin in March.

The streets scheduled for repairs are:

  • First Street between Cotanche and South Washington streets
  • Avery Street between Baker and North Jarvis streets
  • Contentnea Street between Fleming Street to its end
  • Cotanche Street between East First to East Fifth streets
  • Davis Street between Fairfax Avenue and West Third Street
  • Douglas Avenue between West 14th Street to where it ends
  • Elizabeth Street between West Third to Ward streets
  • Green Springs Drive between East Fifth and Heath streets
  • Howell Street between Evans and Perkins streets
  • Imperial Street between Davis Street and where it ends
  • Latham Street between West Third and West Fifth streets
  • McKinley Avenue between West Fifth Street and Douglas Avenue
  • Myrtle Avenue between Line Avenue and Ball Park Street
  • North Ash Street between East First and North Oak streets
  • North Library between East First Street to where it ends
  • Roosevelt Avenue between West Fifth and Fleming streets
  • South Meade Street between East First and East Fifth streets
  • Stutz Street between West Third Street to where it ends.

Contracts awarded

The council awarded Muter Construction of Zebulon a $621,500 contract to build an apparatus bay expansion at Greenville Fire-Rescue Station No. 1.

The plan is to extend the existing three center bays so the city’s new 65-foot tiller truck can be housed there. The truck will serve the Uptown District and other areas as needed with high-rise service to businesses and residents.

Kimley-Horn and Associates received a nearly $1.25 million contract for right-of-way and final design services for seven BUILD Grant projects.

The city was awarded a $15 million federal grant in 2019 to improve pedestrian and multi-modal transportation and to make streetscape improvements. The city secured an additional $9 million to complete projects including:

  • Phase 3B of the South Tar River Greenway along the Tar River to the VA Health Care Center.
  • Construction of a multi-use path along Moye Boulevard to Stantonsburg Road and ending at Memorial Drive.
  • Three separate projects to make roadway and streetscape improvements, including a roundabout installation on West Fifth Street.
  • A new greenway to connect Dickinson Avenue and Ficklen Street to the East Carolina University Millennial Campus south of West 10th Street.
  • A new greenway connecting East First Street to East Fifth Street that will be built along a portion of the Town Creek Culvert.

Sculpture exhibition

The council also approved the public art recommendations for the 2021 DownEast Sculpture Exhibition.

This year’s event will see 16 sculptures placed throughout Pitt County. Six will be placed on Greenville city property and the remaining will be placed in the Town of Winterville, Greenville Museum of Art, the Town of Farmville, Wahl-Coates School of the Arts and ECU’s Student Galleries.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Executive Director Holly Garriott was notifying the artists on Tuesday that the selections had been finalized. Installation of the sculptures will begin in February.

Contact Ginger Livingston at or 252-329-9570.