The US 70 Corridor Commission has partnered with local officials and NCDOT Division 2 staff to develop preferred alternatives for the two pilot projects for the US 70/NC 11/55 Skinners Bypass intersection in Kinston and US 70 corridor in James City. Input form all the stakeholders and citizens who attended the public meetings have helped improve the designs. the following links provide detailed mapping, results, and recommendations for each project.
NC 11/55 Skinners Bypass Interchange, Kinston
The final design will include a bridge spanning over US70 with square loop ramps in all four quadrants. Businesses inside the loops will have multiple entry points from the loops and signals at the intersections with NC 11/55 Old Pink Hill Road. Auxiliary lanes will provide adequate space for accelerating onto and decelerating from US 70 freeway traffic. Sidewalks are also included on the bridge to allow pedestrian access over US 70 to the adjacent businesses, dog park, and athletic fields.
Peedin Street Interchange, Smithfield/ Selma
The NCDOT planning study is in progress and NCDOT will host a public work session this summer. The project is scheduled for construction in 2012 with Hazard Elimination funding.
North Carteret Bypass
NCDOT completed their feasibility study for the North Carteret Bypass in late July. The study highlights the following important information regarding a future bypass: