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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Archive
  • County: Beaufort
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: R-2510
  • Completion Date: March 2010
  • Estimated Cost: $192 million
  • Project Team: FLATIRON/UNITED, A Joint Venture
  • Incident(s): More Traffic Info...
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The U.S. 17 Washington Bypass will be constructed to relieve traffic congestion on existing U.S. 17 once it is open to traffic. The project will include additions that will improve access to areas in eastern North Carolina.

News and Updates

General News

Project Highlights

  • The new road will include four bridges:
  • The new section of U.S. 17 Washington Bypass will include two major interchanges:
    • U.S. 17 and N.C. 33
    • U.S. 17 and U.S. 264
  • The speed limit will be 70 mph.
  • The N.C. Department of Transportation began constructing the new U.S. 17 Washington Bypass in March 2007. The 6.8-mile project will stretch from Price Road (State Road 1149) to Springs Road (State Road 1509) in Beaufort County.
  • In March, crews will begin working primarily on the bridges over U.S. 264 and 15th Street. However, motorists can expect some work at other locations. Motorists can also expect lane closures, detours and traffic shifts.
  • The $192 million project was awarded to FLATIRON/UNITED A Joint Venture and is expected to be completed in November 2010.
  • The U.S. 17 Washington Bypass is Beaufort County’s first design-build project. Design-build reduces a project’s design and construction time by contracting a single firm to simultaneously design and construct the project.

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Contact Information

William Kincannon, P.E.
Resident Engineer

  • E-mail Updates / General Questions: Contact Us
  • Mailing Address:
    Resident Engineer’s Office – Greenville
    PO Box 1587
    Greenville, NC 27835
  • Phone: (252) 830-3495

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.