Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan

The Southwest Bypass has long been Pitt County’s highest priority transportation project in the North Carolina Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Bypass is a four-lane, 12.6 mile highway that will begin at the US 264 Bypass west of Greenville, extend around the western side of Winterville, and will end approximately two miles south of Ayden on NC 11. The Bypass will relieve congestion and improve traffic safety, provide improved access to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, and will help improve regional travel time along the US 264/NC 11 corridor. Construction of the Bypass began in September 2016 and is expected to be complete in mid-2019.

The Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan will be a collaborative effort between Pitt County, the Greenville Urban Area MPO, the City of Greenville, the Towns of Ayden and Winterville, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The development of the Southwest Bypass will present many development opportunities, particularly at major interchanges along the corridor. The land use plan will help guide the design and scale of future development in a manner that is compatible with the long-term goals of the County, municipalities and communities along the corridor.


Southwest Bypass Schedule

• Attend public meetings – There will be two public open house style workshops with interactive exercises for the public to provide input. The first will be held in February 2018 and the second in June 2018. Visit the Pitt County Land Use Planning Page for updates on specific dates and locations
• Online – Visit the Pitt County Land Use Planning Page and click on the SW Bypass Land Use Plan link. Here you will find upcoming public meetings, a survey, relevant articles of interest, and more!
• Survey – Early in 2018, there will be an opportunity to take a short online survey. The survey will be available for 30-60 days and the input will be used to inform goals and policies in the plan. Printed copies also will be available.
• Email/Call –
Eric Gooby, AICP, Senior Planner, Pitt County 252-902-3250 or
Jake Petrosky, AICP, Project Manager, Stewart, 919.866.4812

Study Area Map