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Kinston Bypass (Public Hearing)

​​​​​​​​​​STIP Number R-2553

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to build the Kinston Bypass​, a four-lane, median divided freeway (accessible via ramps at interchanges) that extends 22 miles from U.S. 70 near La Grange (in Lenoir County) to U.S. 70 near Dover (on the Jones-Craven county line).​

An open house, pre-hearing open house and a formal presentation & public hearing​ is scheduled for:

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019*
Open House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pre-Hearing Open House: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Formal Presentation & Public Hearing: 7 p.m.
Lenoir Community College
Student Center​​​
231 N.C. 58 South 
Kinston

*Public meetings will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Monday, Aug. 19 as well.

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about ​the release of the Draft Environmental Impact​ Statement​​ and the several alternatives under consideration.

NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments relative to the proposed project. ​​

Hardcopies of maps of the project and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, are available for review in person at the following locations:

The​ Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for review in person at the following locations:

  • Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 Queen St., Kinston

  • Cove City-Craven Library, 102 N. Main St., Cove City

  • La Grange Public Library, 119 E. Washington St., La Grange

​Public Comment

NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.

The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be submitted via phone, email or mail by Sept. 17, 2019.

For additional information or to mail comments, contact:

Diane Wilson
Senior Public Involvement Officer
1598 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1598
919-707-6073
pdwilson1@ncdot.gov

Special Accommodations

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop.

Anyone requiring special services should contact as early as possible:

Diane Wilson
Environmental Analysis Unit
919-707-6073
pdwilson1@ncdot.gov

Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.​

8/15/2019 11:45 AM