Improvements to U.S. 70 in James City are divided into two smaller sections; however, the project was awarded and will be constructed under one contract:
- A 2.6-mile stretch of U.S. 70 from east of Thurman Road to Garner Road
- A 2.5-mile stretch of U.S. 70 between Garner Road and the Neuse River Bridge
U.S. 70 from east of Thurman Road to Garner Road
The N.C. Department of Transportation developed designs for this section of U.S. 70 which maintains the original design concept of U.S. 70 over the secondary roads. This section includes an interchange at Taberna Way and Thurman Road and this part of U.S. 70 will be a 4-lane divided facility with a 46’ wide grass median and cable guiderail.
NCDOT will also build and realign existing service roads to U.S. 70 .This will provide access to U.S. 70 for the properties along the corridor.
One of the innovations that NCDOT is bringing to the project is incorporating roundabouts on Taberna Way and Thurman Road. The use of roundabouts in lieu of signalized intersections will improve traffic flow at the bottom of the ramps, reduce future maintenance costs, and be a safer option.
U.S. 70 from Garner Road and Neuse River Bridge
NCDOT developed designs for this section of U.S. 70, which also maintains the original design concept of U.S. 70 over the secondary roads. This includes interchanges at Grantham Road, Airport Road, and Williams Road. This section of U.S. 70 will be a 6-lane divided facility with a 22’ wide paved median and concrete barrier. Service roads will be realigned or constructed in this section of the project as well.
Roundabouts will also be constructed on Grantham Road, Airport Road, and Williams Road to improve traffic flow.
Visualizations of the roundabouts that will be constructed along these routes can be found in the Photos & Videos section of the website.