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Tentative Schedule for Work at Slocum Gate

​HAVELOCK – Contract crews in Craven County have a set a tentative work schedule to finalize construction on the bridge into Slocum Gate.

Starting at 9 a.m. March 19, one lane of east or west U.S. 70 will be closed at certain times throughout the day from just north of Hickman Hill Loop Road to the light at the Wal-Mart. During the closures, contractors will complete construction work such as applying new asphalt and pavement markings.

The schedule, which is weather dependent, is as follows:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19-20 (inside lane)
  • 7 p.m. March 20 through 5 a.m. March 23
  • 8 a.m.-dusk March 23-27
  • 7 a.m.-dusk March 28-29​

The N.C. Department of Transportation began building the overpass in August 2017 and it opened to traffic in December 2019. It’s a $24.4 million project that is expected to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety.

For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.​


3/26/2020 8:12 AM