NEW BERN – An exit ramp on U.S. 70 will be closed this weekend while N.C. Department of Transportation crews continue work to upgrade the highway to interstate standards.
The eastbound U.S. 70 exit ramp to Glenburnie Road will be closed between 6:30 a.m. Aug. 10 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11, weather permitting.
During the closure, crews will remove a top layer of asphalt and replace it with fresh asphalt.
Motorists wanting to access Glenburnie Road from U.S. 70 East will continue driving on U.S. 70 and pass the exit ramp for Glenburnie Road and exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. After exiting the highway, make a left at the stoplight and proceed under the overpass, turning left at the next traffic signal for the entrance ramp for U.S 70 West. Drivers will continue for less than a half mile until exiting at Glenburnie Road.
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.