HAVELOCK, NC – Drivers will encounter lane closures on U.S. 70 at Hickman Hill Loop later this month.

The left lane in both directions of U.S. 70 is scheduled to be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, when all four lanes will reopen to traffic.

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will close the lanes to pave and stripe a lane shift needed for the construction of the U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass.

Drivers should expect delays and proceed cautiously through this affected intersection. The bypass is scheduled to be completed in 2024, as this NCDOT page explains.