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NCDOT to Host Public Meeting Concerning U.S. 70 Upgrades

HAVELOCK – The N.C. Department of Transportation will host a public meeting next week concerning the proposal to upgrade a section of Craven County highway into an interstate.

The proposed project would upgrade U.S. 70 to interstate standards between Thurman Road and the Havelock Bypass in Havelock. These improvements will help with safety, regional mobility and economic growth in the east and provide a closer interstate connection to the Port of Morehead City. This project was input in the prioritization system by the New Bern Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The Highway 70 Corridor Commission supported it as well.  

Maps of the proposal area can be found at the NCDOT Public Meetings website.

The public meeting will be held June 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Tucker Creek Middle School in Havelock. Interested residents can drop in any time during the meeting to learn more about the proposal, have questions answered and talk with NCDOT representatives. There will not be a formal presentation.

​​​​​​​Written comments can also be submitted by phone, email or mail through July 2.

For additional information, please contact NCDOT Division 2 Project Team Lead Hon Yeung at 1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27835, 252-439-2827 or

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, (919) 707-6069 or as early as possible so that 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.​


5/30/2019 2:05 PM