NEW BERN – The N.C. Department of Transportation is planning to close the entrance ramp to a Craven County highway for one day this weekend to make improvements.
The entrance ramp from Glenburnie Road to U.S. 70 West will be closed to traffic 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 6. If it rains, the work will be done on Sunday.
During the closure, NCDOT will remove the top 2.5” of existing asphalt and replace it with 2.5” of new asphalt.
To get around the closure, traffic accessing U.S. 70 West from Glenburnie Road will turn onto the entrance ramp for U.S. 70 East and continue to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit. At the stoplight, drivers will turn left and continue under the overpass, turning left at the stoplight onto the entrance ramp for U.S. 70 West.
The work is part of a larger project to bring U.S. 70 up to interstate standards. Crews are widening shoulders, as well as milling and repaving the highway, which will be renamed Interstate 42. The project in its entirety is 32 miles long and costs $25.5 million.
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