Project Overview & Purpose
One of the primary east-west corridors across eastern North Carolina, U.S. 70 is a major connection between Raleigh, Smithfield, Goldsboro, Kinston, Havelock and the Port of Morehead City.
This corridor is heavily used for moving freight, and is just a few miles south of the North Carolina Global TransPark. It also provides vital connections to two military bases just off U.S. 70.
U.S. 70 is a major hurricane evacuation route and is also the route many travelers take to the Crystal Coast beaches during the summer. Traffic volumes vary along the corridor but are highest around Clayton and Goldsboro.
The U.S. 70 Corridor plays an important role as part of the National Highway System and the Strategic Highway Network. It's also a North Carolina Strategic Transportation Corridor and is an important link to and from rural areas.
Corridor Improvement Projects
The N.C. Department of Transportation is working to improve passenger and freight movement along the U.S. 70 Corridor from Raleigh to the state Port of Morehead City.
Several improvement projects along the corridor are either being studied, in development or under construction.