NCDOT releases videos regarding U.S. 70 from Havelock Bypass to Thurman Road

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) N.C. Department of Transportation needs the public’s input to select an alternative on the proposal to upgrade a section of U.S. 70 to interstate standards between Thurman Road and the Havelock Bypass in Craven County.

The project, State Transportation Improvement Program Project No. R-5777C, is one of several that NCDOT is working along the U.S. 70 Corridor.

It would 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.

Due to COVID-19, NCDOT will not host an in-person public meeting. The department has developed a series of videos to provide you with the following:

  • An overview of the project;
  • A narrated visualization about the project area; and
  • How to navigate project maps, showing the design improvements and project details.

People may also submit comments at 855-925-2801 by entering project code 4601, by email at US70-Havelock2Thurman@PublicInput.com or mail to NCDOT Division 2 Project Engineer Casey Whitley, PE, 1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27835 by September 14.

Those who do not speak English, or have a limited availability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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