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Kinston Bypass

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​The proposed Kinston Bypass would be 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). 

The project has a design speed of 70 mph and, when complete, would help reduce traffic congestion and delays that currently exist along U.S. 70 in Lenoir, Jones and Craven counties.​

The N.C. Department of Transportation selected Alternative 1SB as the Preferred Alternative, for the future bypass.

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project R-2553 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is partially funded. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $722.9 million.​

​Estimated Cost*
​Project development and design​$14,623,745
​Property acquisition​$164,940,000​
​Utility relocation​$9,900,000
​Construction costs​$533,500,000
​Total cost ​$722,963,745​

10/29/2021 9:45 AM