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NCDOT to Continue with Weekend Highway Ramp Closures

NEW BERN – The N.C. Department of Transportation will continue a Craven County project to bring U.S. 70 up to interstate standards by closing some ramps this weekend. 

The closures will occur on the eastbound entrance ramp from Clarks Road to U.S. 70 and the exit ramp from U.S. 70 to Clarks Road. The entrance ramp will be closed between 7 a.m. April 12 and 7 p.m. April 14. The exit ramp will be closed between 7 a.m. April 13 and 7 p.m. April 14.

Similarly, to the previous entrance and exit ramp closures, NCDOT will remove the top 2.5” of existing asphalt and replace it with 2.5” of new asphalt. 

A detour will send eastbound U.S. 70 drivers needing to access Clarks Road to exit 411, where they will take N.C. 43, drive over the highway and turn left to enter U.S. 70 West to reach the Clarks Road exit.

This will be the detour route for Clarks Road drivers wanting to reach U.S. 70 East: They will take U.S. 70 West to the Tuscarora Road Exit, continue to the stop sign at the top of the ramp, turn left onto Tuscarora Road; then drive over U.S. 70 and take a left onto U.S. 70 East.

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 I-42. The project in its entirety is 32 miles long and costs $25.5 million.

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4/11/2019 4:22 PM