Project Map

Project Map

Project Map

Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Construction
  • County: Carteret
  • Type of Project: Widening on new location and bridge replacement
  • STIP Number: R-3307
  • Estimated Cost: Construction: $66.4 million
  • Construction Start: March 2014
  • Completion Date: January 2019
US70 Gallants Bridge


NCDOT awarded a contract to replace the existing bascule bridge on U.S. 70 over Gallant’s Channel with a 65 foot fixed span bridge, widen U.S. Highway 70 to four-lanes with a median on a new location, and build a new bridge on Turner Street for $66.4 million to Conti Enterprises, Inc. of Edison, N.J. The bridge replacement began on March 25, 2014, and is scheduled for completion of all but landscaping by July 15, 2018. Final completion is expected in January 2019.

The primary purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow on U.S. 70, which will eliminate traffic delays due to bridge openings.

News and Updates

  • The channel span is expected to be placed in October 2015, which will reduce the channel’s navigable height to 65 feet.
  • Turner Street was closed in June of 2015, and work to replace the culvert pipes with a new bridge is in progress.
  • The final traffic pattern for the new alignment of U.S. 70 is expected to be in place by September 2017.
  • Removal of the old bascule drawbridge is expected to be complete by July 2018.

Project Highlights

  • The existing drawbridge will be replaced on new alignment with a 65-foot high fixed span bridge.
  • U.S. Highway 70 is being rerouted from downtown Beaufort to a new location.
  • The existing culverts under Turner Street are being replaced with a bridge. Sidewalks along both sides of Turner Street will connect downtown Beaufort to the new U.S. Highway 70.

Contact Information

Brad McMannen, P.E., Resident Engineer

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (252) 514-4759
  • Address: 209 S. Glenburnie Road,
    New Bern, NC 28560

Randy Hall, P.E. Assistant Resident Engineer

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (252) 514-4759
  • Address: 209 S. Glenburnie Road,
    New Bern, NC 28560

John Rouse P.E., Division Engineer

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (252) 439-2800
  • Address: 105 Pactolus Highway,
    Greenville, N.C. 27835

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.