NCDOT always seeks to minimize traffic disruptions. U.S. 70 traffic will be maintained at all times, though some lane closures and temporary overnight detours can be expected. Impacts will be minimized as much as possible by keeping the traveling public separated from construction traffic.
Beginning construction phases
Construction will be done in phases, starting with upgrading existing and building new service roads parallel to U.S. 70. Service road traffic will then be shifted on the new service roads and U.S. 70 will undergo widening as well as ramp construction.
Other construction phases
In later phases of the project, traffic will be shifted onto the part of U.S. 70 already widened while the U.S. 70 median will be closed to traffic.
Temporary reduced conflict intersections will be installed with traffic signals to allow motorists to make U-turns to access either side of U.S. 70.
In the final phase, bridges will be constructed at the five interchanges to raise U.S. 70 over cross streets.
Updates will be provided throughout construction to keep you up to date on activities and changes. You can view updated lane closures at DriveNC.gov
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