Improvements to U.S. 70 in James City are being divided into two smaller projects:
U.S. 70 from east of Thurman Road to Garner Road
NCDOT is still developing designs for this section of U.S. 70 but the
current design concept involves raising U.S. 70 over the Taberna Way and Thurman Road intersections and new interchanges to provide access to U.S. 70.
NCDOT would also build service roads to connect to the existing service roads at Garner Road to provide connectivity to properties between Taberna Way and Thurman Road that currently have direct access to U.S. 70.
U.S. 70 from Garner Road and Neuse River Bridge
The N.C. Department of Transportation has identified the preferred design option – referred to as the "Preferred Alternative" – for U.S. 70 improvements between Garner Road and the Neuse River Bridge.
Preferred Alternative (Alternative A1) would involve raising U.S. 70 over the intersecting side streets – Williams, Airport and Grantham roads – and building interchanges to provide access to U.S. 70. The existing service roads would be relocated away from the interchanges to maintain access to the side streets. Two-way traffic on the service roads would also be maintained.