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Nightly Lane Closures Expected to Start Monday for Marine Corps Base Access

HAVELOCK – Starting Monday, the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close lanes on U.S. 70 as work continues to complete the overpass across the highway into Slocum Gate, the main access to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

From July 8 through Sept. 20, east and westbound lanes will close overnight on U.S. 70 in Havelock. Lanes can be closed every night of the week, but crews are restricted to work between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. These closures are necessary for contract crews to place asphalt, as well as finish the shoulders and overpass.

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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7/5/2019 12:12 PM