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U.S. 70 Improvements – James City to Havelock Bypass

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Delayed

This project is​ delayed as efforts to fight COVID-19 have greatly impacted the N.C. Department of Transportation's budget.

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Project Overview

Planning and development are underway to upgrade U.S. 70 to interstate standards from east of Thurman Road to the proposed Havelock Bypass in Craven County. 
​​This project is one of several projects that NCDOT is working on to improve the U.S. 70 Corridor, with the intent to:

  • Improve regional mobility; 
  • Assist economic development in primarily rural areas of eastern North Carolina;  
  • Provide a closer interstate connection to the Port of Morehead City; 
  • Benefit military interconnectivity; and 
  • Make the corridor safer by reducing intersections.​

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project R-5777C in the N.C. Department of Transportation's ​State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $198.1 million.

​Estimated Cost*
​Property acquisition
​Construction costs​$123,500,000
​Total cost ​$​157,600,000​

*Estimated costs subject to change

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