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

​​​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


Hon Yeung, P.E.

Project Team Lead
Project Development Unit

1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard
Greenville, NC

Craig Young, P.E.

Senior Transportation Planning Engineer
Three Oaks Engineering

324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1200
Durham, NC 27701

11/14/2019 3:11 PM