HIGHWAY 70 ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
On July 26, 2013 the US Highway 70 Corridor Commission and former Governor Jim Martin announced the initiation of a study to evaluate the economic development impacts of the of the completion of the four lane freeway bypass system of highways for US 70 from I-40 in Raleigh to the Morehead City State Ports facility; and the completion of the conversion to I-795 of US Highway 117 from Goldsboro to I-40. The completion of these highway improvements has extensive long-term implications for the economic future of eastern North Carolina. Click here for more details.PROJECT UPDATES
R-5516 - US 70 and Slocum Road at Cherry Point Military Base Mobility Fund project in Craven County to construct an interchange. FY 2014 Right-of-way $5,000,000 (NHS) - FY 2015 Construction $10,510,000 (MOB) - FY 2015 Construction $5,000,000 (NHS) - Total $20,510,000.
R-3307 - US 70 at Gallants Channel Bridge in Carteret County. Construction of four lanes at Radio Island to US 70 north of Beaufort near SR 1429 Olga Road. Multi-lanes with part on new location. Permits are in-hand for a 65-foot fixed span bridge. Bids were opened in late January. Construction time estimated to be four years. Construction $73,400,000 (NHS).is
B-4555 - US 70 bridge 97 replacement over Southern Railway at Princeton in Johnston County. On June 19, 2012 the project was awarded to Fred Smith Company for $3,221,239.85. All roadway work has been completed. All planting and permanent vegetation establishment is scheduled to be completed by April 18, 2014.