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NCDOT, Public to Meet Next Week Concerning Craven County Highway

​JAMES CITY – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings next week on the proposal to improve U.S. 70 in Craven County to interstate standards. The plans include upgrading the highway in Jame​​​s City between the Neuse River Bridge and east of Thurman Road.

This project originated with the Down East Rural Transportation Planning Organization. It is now one of several proposals NCDOT is working on to improve the U.S. 70/Future Interstate-42 corridor. The goal is to improve regional mobility and provide better connectivity between Raleigh and the seaport at Morehead City, as well as to the military bases in Havelock and Goldsboro, and the Global TransPark in Kinston.

A map of the project​ area is on the NCDOT public meeting webpage.

NCDOT will host a meeting concerning this portion of the project on Feb. 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Brinson Memorial Elementary School at 319 Neuse Forrest Avenue in New Bern. A second meeting will be the next night from 5 – 7 p.m. at the pavilion at Carolina Colours, at 3300 Waterscape Way in New Bern.

The public can drop in any time during the meeting hours to learn more about the proposal, have questions answered and talk with NCDOT representatives. 

There will not be a formal presentation.

For additional information, contact NCDOT Project Development Team Lead John Conforti at 919- 707-6015 or

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. 

Anyone requiring special services should contact Simone Robinson via email at​ or by phone at 919-707-6062 as early as possible so arrangements can be made.

Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.


2/20/2019 7:44 AM