NEW BERN – Work on upgrading U.S. 70 to interstate status (future I-42) in Craven County will require the closure of the ramp from eastbound U.S. 70 to Tuscarora Rhems Road for two days early next week, weather permitting.
The closure is scheduled to go into effect at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, and end by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.
Drivers who need to access Tuscarora Rhems Road off U.S. 70 East will instead be directed to go an additional 2.6 miles and exit at Clark Road. They should turn left at the stop sign, cross over U.S. 70, then turn left for the ramp for U.S. 70 West. They can then exit onto Tuscarora Rhems Road.
Motorists need to pay extra attention when approaching the ramp closure and follow the detour signs. They should anticipate needing extra time to travel through the area because of the 5.2-mile detour.