RALEIGH - Another
step toward the completion of the eastern section of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro
Bypass takes place on Monday, August 25. That is when motorists will be
permanently shifted onto a newly built bridge and roadway of U.S. 13 between G
& K Farm Road and Saulston Road.
The new road and
bridge are part of the Bypass section that connects Wayne Memorial Drive north
of Goldsboro and U.S. 70 just east of Promise Land Road in La Grange.
A $104.4 million
design-build contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. for this
12.5-mile eastern section of the bypass. Interchanges are with U.S. 13,
Parkstown Road and U.S. 70. This section is scheduled to be completed by July
The U.S. 70
Goldsboro Bypass is a three-part project estimated to cost a total of $246
million. Once complete, the 20-mile bypass will connect from U.S. 70 from just
west of N.C. 581 in Wayne County to U.S. 70 just east of Promise Land Road.
The first 3.9-mile section
of the bypass, signed as N.C. 44, opened to traffic in December 2011 between I-795
and Wayne Memorial Drive. Once the east and west sections are also complete,
this section will be resigned as the U.S. 70 Bypass.
Meanwhile, work continues on the 5.9-mile western section of the
Bypass. A $62.4 million contract was awarded in July 2012 for the four-lane
divided highway that goes from
U.S. 70 west of Goldsboro to I-795. Interchanges on this section will be at
U.S. 70 and N.C. 581. This part is scheduled to be completed by spring 2016.
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