US HIGHWAY 70 IMPROVEMENTS
R-5516 - US 70 and Slocum Road at Cherry Point Military Base Mobility Fund project in Craven County to construct an interchange. The final environmental impact statement is scheduled to be released late 2014. Right-of-way acquisition has been delayed until March 2015 and will take approximately two years. Power lines will need to be relocated. Construction is now scheduled for mid 2017.
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. Bid was awarded to Conti Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $66.4 million. Completion date is scheduled for late 2017.
Pine Level - Existing Highway 70 in Johnston County will be upgraded from Firetower Road to Davis Mill Road/Stevens Chapel Road. Right-of-way is currently being acquired. The contract is scheduled to be let in mid 2015. The project is a federal high hazard elimination project and is fully funded.
- Eastern section (Wayne Memorial Drive to LaGrange) in Wayne County is design-build. This section is scheduled to open late summer/early fall 2015. Western section (west of NC Highway 581 to Salem Church Road) is slated for completion in mid-2016. Click here
for photographs of the Goldsboro Bypass projects.