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Permanent U.S. 13 Traffic Shift Next Monday for Eastern Section of Goldsboro Bypass

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 2015.

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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2/15/2018 5:23 PM