Projects 2017-06-16T11:58:12+00:00

Corridor Projects

Division 2

US 70 Improvements at James City, Craven County
After several years of meetings, discussions, protest and concerns, NCDOT has been engaged in the planning process for improvements at this location.  Initial plans for this project were discarded and a new consultant was engaged.  Following new innovative designs and public meetings, plans have been formalized and have met with acceptance from the general public.  Below you will find the selected preferred alternative which was most favorable of the commenting public.  This project has been fully funded and will relieve congestion while improving traffic safety at this location.
View or download the Alternative and Conceptual Design here:
North Carteret Bypass
NCDOT completed their feasibility study for the North Carteret Bypass in late July. The study highlights the following important information regarding a future bypass:
  • Length: Approximately 23.5 miles
  • Termini: From the east end of the proposed Havelock Bypass just east of Havelock to the east end of the proposed Beaufort Bypass/Gallants Channel Bridge near Michael J Smith Airfield in Beaufort.
  • Alternatives
    • Alignment on Sections 1, 3, 4, and 5 (see map)
      Cost:  $390.1 million
      2030 AADT Traffic:  60,000 – 169,000 vpd
      Relocations:  160 residences, 17 businesses
    • Alignment on Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 (see map)
      Cost:  $383.3 million
      2030 AADT Traffic:  60,000 – 169,000 vpd
      Relocations:  141 residences, 13 businesses
    • Alignment on Sections 7, 3, 4, and 5 (see map)
      Cost:  $372.4 million
      2030 AADT Traffic:  93,000 – 202,000 vpd
      Relocations: 139 residences, 11 businesses
  • Merrimon Expressway Option
    • Upgrades Merrimon Rd. (Section 5) to expressway, not freeway
    • From US 70 Split to proposed Beaufort Bypass
    • Reduces costs by $100.1 million
    • Eliminates 88 residential and 4 business impacts for all alternatives

Download the feasibility study or the study map for review