US 70 PILOT PROJECT UPDATES

The US 70 Corridor Commission has identified three (3) pilot projects for the consideration of funding by the NCDOT. The pilot projects are intended to be small projects in area (i.e., independent interchanges) that are cost-effective and have recognizable benefits in the near-term as stand-alone projects and the long-term as steps to creating a future US 70 freeway corridor.
 

Division 2

The US 70 Corridor Commission has been working with local officials and NCDOT Division 2 staff to develop preferred alternatives for the two pilot projects be studied for the US 70/NC 11/55 Skinners Bypass intersection in Kinston and US 70 corridor in James City. Input from all the stakeholders and the citizens who attended the public meetings have helped improve the designs.

NC 11/55 Skinners Bypass Interchange, Kinston: The final design will include a bridge spanning over US 70 with square loop ramps in all four quadrants. Businesses inside the loops will have multiple entry points from the loops and signals at the intersections with NC 11/55 Old Pink Hill Road. Auxiliary lanes will provide adequate space for accelerating onto and decelerating from US 70 freeway traffic. Sidewalks are also included on the bridge to allow pedestrian access over US 70 to the adjacent businesses, dog park, and athletic fields.

View or download the study documents here:
Feasibility Report
Conceptual Design

Williams Rd. and Airport Rd. Interchanges, James City:
The final design will include two ramp-over bridge carrying US 70 over Williams and Airport Roads, with on- and off-ramps between US 70 and the service roads. Coordinated signals will handle traffic operations at the service roads intersections beneath the bridges. Other improvements include widening Williams and Airport Roads to 4 lanes from Old Cherry Point Road to the railroad tracks, repaving Old Cherry Point Road, new connector streets, and improvements on Terminal Drive at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.

View or download the study documents here:
Feasibility Report
Conceptual Design

 

Division 4

Peedin Street Interchange, Smithfield/ Selma - The NCDOT planning study is in progress and NCDOT will host a public work session this summer. The project is scheduled for construction in 2012 with Hazard Elimination funding.

 

 
     
   
      NCDOT US 70 BYPASS PROJECTS

For information on the major Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Projects along US 70, click here.
   
     
     

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NCDOT Contacts for US 70 Projects:

Goldsboro Bypass (R-2554)
Section A: Ms. Cathy Houser, PE, Roadway Design Engineer
(919) 250-4016
chouser@
ncdot.gov

Sections BA/BB/C: Mr. Davidian Byrd, Roadway Design Engineer
(919) 250-4016
dbyrd@ncdot.gov

Kinston Bypass (R-2553)
Mr. Brian Yamamoto, PE, PDEA Eastern Consultant Engineer Unit Head
(919) 733-7844 x265
byamamoto@ncdot.gov

Havelock Bypass (R-1015)
Mr. Mark Pierce, PE, PDEA Eastern Consultant Engineer
(919) 733-7844 x214
mspierce@ncdot.gov

North Carteret Bypass (R-4431)
Mr. Derrick Lewis, PE, Feasibility Studies Unit Head
(919) 733-3690 x350
dlewis@ncdot.gov

Gallants Channel Bridge/Beaufort Bypass (R-3307)
Mr. Charles Cox, Eastern Project Development Group Manager
(919) 733-7844 x301
ccox@ncdot.gov  

 

   

 

NCDOT RELEASES FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR 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
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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