Construction is underway to build a bypass on the southwest side of Havelock and U.S. 70 beginning north of the Havelock city limit and extending south approximately 10 miles to just south of the Craven-Carteret county line.
The Havelock Bypass will be a four-lane, median-divided highway that will provide a high-speed alternative to using U.S. 70 through Havelock, which is hampered by numerous traffic signals at intersecting side streets.
The roadway will help improve traffic and freight movement along the U.S. 70 Corridor – a major connection from the Morehead City Port to Raleigh – and assist economic development in eastern North Carolina’s rural areas. This corridor is the future Interstate 42.
This project is listed as Project R-1015 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $221.5 million.
|Project development and design||$27,585,034|
|Right-of-way acquisition ||$13,829,228|
*Estimated costs subject to change