R-5829A/B: U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass to Princeton


The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to upgrade U.S. 70 to interstate standards from the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass in Wayne County to west of Pondfield Road (S.R. 2314) in Johnston County.  The project will upgrade approximately 6.7 miles of U.S. 70 to an interstate facility with interchanges at designated locations. Driveway and intersection connections to existing U.S. 70 and median crossovers along U.S. 70 will be removed.  Service roads will be added along portions of the project to provide access and to ensure mobility for local traffic.  

The project will not be providing additional through lanes along U.S. 70, but will include widening the median and outside paved shoulders.  This is one of several projects that the N.C. Department of Transportation is working on to improve the U.S. 70 Corridor.  It is intended to improve regional mobility and provide better connectivity between Raleigh and Morehead City.

Vicinity Map:  



For funding purposes, the project has been divided into two segments.  The two segments are being planned and designed together, while right of way acquisition and construction will be completed in two stages:

Segment A extends from the Goldsboro Bypass to west of N. Pearl Street/Edwards Road (S.R. 2372).  Construction on this segment is scheduled to begin in 2023.

           Two interchanges are proposed in Segment A: 

           One interchange is proposed in the vicinity of Capps Bridge Road (S.R. 1234) and Ebenezer Church Road (S.R. 1234) in Wayne County; and 

           One  interchange is proposed on the east side of the Town of Princeton in Johnston County.

Segment B extends from west of N. Pearl Street/Edwards Road to west of Pondfield Road (S.R. 2314).  Construction on this segment is not currently scheduled.

           One interchange is proposed in Segment B.

           The interchange is proposed on the western side of the Town of Princeton, in Johnston County.  


NCDOT is in the beginning of the planning stage.  This phase of project development includes the evaluation of    

  • traffic
  • cultural resources
  • congestion
  • natural resources 
  • the human environment 
  • roadway options, and
  • other issues in the project study area

 NCDOT is studying potential impacts to people in the communities, the natural environment, and other factors as part of the alternative development process, with the intent to minimize impacts whenever possible. After these preliminary studies are complete and existing conditions defined, we can better determine alternatives to study further and present to the public and regulatory agencies for comment.

A State Environmental Assessment (EA) will document the impacts of the project and will address the concerns that were expressed by the public and others during the planning process.  The State EA is scheduled to be complete in early 2019.  The project planning study is anticipated to conclude in the summer of 2019 with the completion of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document.     



 Milestone         Estimated Amount*
  Spent in Prior Years   $           2,000,000  
  Property Acquisition   $         36,300,000  
  Construction Costs   $         92,200,000  
  Total Cost   $       130,500,000  

* Estimated Costs as shown in Current 2018-2027 STIP and are subject to change




 Feasibility Study completed for Segment A (from Edwards Road to the                   Goldsboro Bypass)

                     November 2015

 Feasibility Study for Segment B

                  Currently Underway

 1st Public Meeting

                    December 7, 2017

 Review public, agency, and other stakeholder input, complete field work and       studies, prepare preliminary project designs, summarize alternative(s),         associated costs, impacts, etc., and prepare a draft environmental document

                          January 2018 


                      December 2018

 Environmental Assessment (EA)

                              Early 2019

 2nd Public Meeting

                            Spring 2019

 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

                        Summer 2019

 Right of Way Acquisition and Construction – Segment A


 Right of Way Acquisition and Construction – Segment B

                     To Be Determined


* Future Dates are subject to change 



The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explore options to incorporate and address concerns where and when feasible.  NCDOT will continue to develop the project and present progress throughout the planning stage.


NCDOT held an open house public meeting regarding the proposed improvements to U.S. 70 in Wayne and Johnston Counties.  The meeting was held on Thursday, December 72017 at Grace Baptist Church, located at 220 Barden Street in Princeton from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Public Meeting Handout

Please click on this link to view or download a copy of the December 7, Public Meeting Handout.


Public Meeting Maps

Please click on the links below to view or download a copy of the maps being presented at this public meeting


R-5829AB-East Princeton-Dr Donnie Jones East Map

R-5829AB-West Princeton-Dr Donnie Jones West Map

R-5829AB-West Princeton-U.S. 70-A Interchange Map


Comments may be submitted via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.



NCDOT held a public meeting to share information about the project on December 7, 2017, at Grace Baptist Church in Princeton, NC. The meeting was attended by 269 members of the public. Comments were submitted to the project team via comment forms, letters, emails, and phone calls. These comments have been summarized and responses prepared for those that required additional information or clarification.  Please click here to view of download a copy of the responses.




Matt Clarke, PE

Debbie Barbour, PE

NCDOT Project Engineer

Consultant Project Engineer

NCDOT Division 4

Kisinger Campo & Associates

P.O. Box 3165

4800 Six Forks Road, Suite 120

Wilson, NC  27895

Raleigh, NC  27609


919-882-7839 ext 5101

[email protected]

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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                                 Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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