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.



• Attend a public meeting – There will be an open house style public workshop on April 9th from 4-7pm at the Pitt Community College Goess Student Center (169 Bulldog Run, Winterville, NC). The meeting will have interactive exercises for the public to provide input. A second public meeting will be held in June 2018. 

• Survey – Take the online survey at The purpose of the survey is to gain insight into the type of development residents and other stakeholders would like to see within the study area and to help determine the priority infrastructure improvements, recreational projects and economic development initiatives. Printed copies are available upon request (Call Eric Gooby at 252-902-3250).

• Online – Bookmark and visit this page of the website ( often for updates. Here you will find upcoming public meetings, a survey, relevant articles of interest, and more!

• 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