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.
Williams Rd. and Airport Rd. Interchanges, James City
The final design will include two ramp-over bridge carrying US 70 over Williams and Airport Roads, with on- and off-ramps between US 70 and the service roads. Coordinated signals will handle traffic operations at the service roads intersections beneath the bridges. Other improvements include widening Williams and Airport Roads to 4 lanes from Old Cherry Point Road to the railroad tracks, repaving Old Cherry Point Road, new connector streets, and improvements on Terminal Drive at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.
View or download the study documents here:
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: