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U.S. 70 is one the primary east-west corridors across eastern North Carolina. It’s a major connection between Raleigh, Smithfield, Goldsboro, Kinston, Havelock and the port in Morehead City. This corridor is heavily used for moving freight, and is just a few miles south of the North Carolina Global TransPark. It also provides vital connections to two military bases located just off U.S. 70.

The U.S. 70 Corridor is a major hurricane evacuation route and is the route many motorists take to the Crystal Coast beaches during the summer. Traffic volumes vary along the corridor, but are highest around Clayton and Goldsboro.

The U.S. 70 Corridor plays an important role as part of the National Highway System and the Strategic Highway Network. It’s also a North Carolina Strategic Transportation Corridor, and is an important link to and from rural areas.

Overview and Purpose

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is employing multiple solutions to improve passenger and freight movement along the U.S. 70 Corridor from Raleigh to the State Port at Morehead City. Improvement projects along the Corridor are currently either being studied, in development or under construction.

The projects are listed on the right side of this page.

Contact Information

Rob Hanson, P.E.
Project Development and Environmental Analysis

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (919) 707-6000
  • Address: Project Development and Environmental Analysis,
    1548 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

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.