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Kinston Bypass

Project Overview

The proposed Kinston Bypass would reduce traffic congestion and delays that exist along a 20-mile segment of U.S. 70 between LaGrange and Dover in Lenoir, Jones and Craven counties while also helping regional travel.

U.S. 70 from I-40 to Morehead City is designated as a Strategic Transportation Corridor, which means it plays a critical role in regional and statewide travel. As a Strategic Transportation Corridor, this portion of U.S. 70 is classified as a freeway. The project would help reduce traffic congestion and delays that exist along U.S. 70 between LaGrange and Dover.

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project R-2553 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $379 million.

​Estimated Cost*
​Project development and design​$5,923,000
​Property acquisition​$48,850,000
​Utility relocation​$10,334,000
​Construction costs​$314,000,000
​Total cost ​$379,107,000


Toll-Free Project Hotline

(800) 233-6315

Heather C. Lane, P.E.

Assistant Division Construction Engineer
Highway Division 2

2815 Rouse Road Ext.
Kinston, NC 28504

12/4/2018 10:49 AM