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NCDOT Releases Videos Regarding U.S. 70 from Havelock Bypass to Thurman Road

​NEW BERN – The N.C. Department of Transportation needs the public’s input to select an alternative on the proposal to upgrade a section of U.S. 70 to interstate standards between Thurman Road and the Havelock Bypass in Craven County.

The project, State Transportation Improvement Program Project No. R-5777C, is one of several that NCDOT is working along the U.S. 70 Corridor. It would improve regional mobility, assist economic development in primarily rural areas of eastern North Carolina, provide a closer interstate connection to the Port of Morehead City, benefit military interconnectivity, and make the corridor safer by reducing intersections 

Project details, including maps of the proposals, can be found on the NCDOT project web page.

Due to COVID-19, NCDOT will not host an in-person public meeting. The department has developed a series of videos to provide you with the following:

  • An overview of the project;
  • A narrated visualization about the project area; and
  • How to navigate project maps, showing the design improvements and project details.

There will not be a formal presentation.

People may also submit comments at 855-925-2801 by entering project code 4601, by email at or mail to NCDOT Division 2 Project Engineer Casey Whitley, PE, 1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27835 by Sept. 14.

Contact Tony Gallagher, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center in Raleigh; 919-707-6069; or as soon as possible if you require any accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Those who do not speak English, or have a limited availability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request by calling 1-800-481-6494.​


8/31/2020 11:38 AM