RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an open house and public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to answer questions and receive comments about the proposed U.S. 70 Bypass project in Havelock. The meeting will be held at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center, located at 201 Tourist Center Drive in Havelock.
A pre-hearing open house will take place between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments about the proposed project. The public is invited to drop in at any time between these hours. The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will also be provided.
A formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The presentation will consist of an explanation of the proposed project corridor locations. Following the presentation, a public hearing will be open for statements, questions and comments. Anyone wishing to speak may register to do so at the sign-in table during the pre-hearing workshop. Additional comments may be submitted until Jan. 6, 2012.
The proposed bypass project will be constructed on a new location on the southwest side of Havelock and U.S. 70. It will begin north of the Havelock city limits and extend for approximately 10 miles to the Carteret County line. The proposed road will be a four-lane divided highway, and will provide a high-speed alternative to the already heavily congested U.S. 70. The project is currently scheduled for right-of-way acquisition to begin in 2013 followed by construction in 2015. These dates are tentative and subject to change.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), and corridor maps displaying the proposed location(s) of the U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass are currently available for public review at:
City of Havelock -City Clerk's Office
1 Governmental Drive
Havelock, NC 28532-1969
Havelock Tourist and Event Center
201 Tourist Center Drive
Havelock, NC 28532
The maps can also be found online at: http://www.ncdot.org/doh/preconstruct/highway/roadway/hearingmaps_by_county/.
For more information, contact Eileen Fuchs, NCDOT- Human Environment Unit at (919) 707-6067 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional written comments regarding the proposed project may be submitted to Fuchs until January 6, 2012.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this hearing. Anyone requiring special services should contact Fuchs as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.