The N.C. Department of Transportation is evaluating 12 design options – also known as detailed study alternatives – for the Kinston Bypass project.
The detailed study alternatives are each approximately 22 miles long and include options for improving existing U.S. 70, as well as building the proposed project on a new location. Each design, however, would accommodate speeds of 70 mph and be accessible only at interchanges.
The detailed study alternatives can be viewed three ways:
- Interactive Google Map that shows property boundaries
- In person at the following locations:
NCDOT Division 2
1037 W.H. Smith Blvd.
NCDOT Kinston District Office
1629 U.S. 258 South
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which will be used to select the Preferred Alternative for the project, has been completed and is available for public review on this website.
The technical studies that inform the DEIS are also available to the public.
All comments on the DEIS and the public hearing maps can be submitted via email, mail and online until Sept. 6, 2019.
NCDOT is also in the planning and environmental study stage on a separate project (STIP Project Number R-5813) to upgrade a 2.8-mile segment of U.S. 70 that would encompass the eastern end of the Kinston Bypass project, just south of La Grange.