Dickinson Avenue Project status update tonight

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation is scheduled to meet with Greenville business owners and residents interested in learning about the Dickinson Avenue Project.

Construction began over a year ago to improve 1.3 miles of Dickinson Avenue, between Memorial Drive and Reade Circle, but the project came to an abrupt halt in April.

Last spring, the original contractor left the project. JSmith Civil, LLC of Goldsboro filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 19th, claiming debts of between $10 million and $50 million.

The company had a $15.7 million contract to upgrade a historic section of Dickinson Avenue.

The NCDOT has been working to find a new contractor, and officials say they have secured one who will start work next month.

At tonight’s meeting, NCDOT is slated to discuss construction phasing impacts and the anticipated schedule. The project was supposed to be completed in the summer of 2025.

Tonight’s public meeting will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Greenville.

More information can be found on their website.