NEW BERN – An entrance ramp to a Craven County highway will be closed this weekend so the N.C. Department of Transportation can make improvements to it.
The entrance ramp at Glenburnie Road leading to U.S. 70 West will be closed between 7 a.m. June 29 and 7 p.m. June 30. These dates are weather permitting.
During the closure, NCDOT will remove the top 2.5 inches of existing asphalt and replace it with 2.5 inches of new asphalt.
Motorists accessing U.S. 70 West from Glenburnie Road will turn onto the entrance ramp to U.S. 70 East and continue to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard exit. After exiting the highway, drivers will turn left at the stoplight and continue under the overpass to make another left at the next stoplight. This detour will send drivers to the entrance ramp for U.S. 70 West.
This construction is part of the 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.