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Pipe Installation to Close Craven County Highway Lanes Overnight

HAVELOCK – Two of the four lanes of a section of U.S. 70 in Craven County will close overnight this week as contract crews install drainage pipes as part of a new overpass.

The left eastbound lane of U.S. 70 near the intersection of Hickman Hill Road and the left westbound lane near Slocum Road will be closed overnight. To avoid possible backups, the lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. and reopen at 4 a.m., April 24 through April 27. These closures are weather permitting.

While the lanes are closed, contractors will install median drainage pipes.

This work is part of the project to build a new overpass across U.S. 70 into Slocum Gate at MCAS Cherry Point. The $24.4 million project impacts 1.2 miles of the highway and will allow traffic to freely flow into the Slocum Gate entrance.

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4/24/2019 2:15 PM