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The project logo R-5813: Interchange Jim Sutton Road and Measley Road

The project logo R-5813: Interchange Jim Sutton Road and Measley Road

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to upgrade a portion of U.S. 70 as a four-lane, median-divided freeway with full control of access in Lenoir County. The project begins at N.C. 903 and ends approximately 5500 feet southeast of the intersection with Jim Sutton Road (S.R. 1227)/Willie Measley Road (S.R. 1252). The project includes upgrading the at-grade intersection of U.S. 70 and Jim Sutton Rd /Willie Measley Rd to an interchange.  The proposed project is approximately 2.8 miles and will be a 4-lane, median-divided highway with full control of access.

Areas along U.S. 70 within the project limits with partial access control will be converted to full control-of-access, and service roads will be added as needed.  

Connections to a facility provided only via ramps at interchanges. All cross-streets are grade-separated and no private driveway connections are allowed.  A control of access fence is placed along the entire length of the facility.

The proposed project is listed in the NCDOT 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project No. R-5813.

The purpose of the project is to improve safety by reducing conflict points and to provide linkages between freeway portions of US 70 to the west and east of the project area. 

Interactive Vicinity Map

 

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

This project is the western end of the Kinston Bypass Project (STIP Project No. R-2553). It was determined by NCDOT that this section of U.S. 70 should be a project on its own. 

ESTIMATED COSTS

 Activity        Estimated Cost*

 Project Development and Design

  $      300,000 

 Right of Way Acquisition

$   9,053,674 

 Utilities

  $   2,088,780 

 Construction Costs

$ 45,900,000 

 Total Cost

  $ 57,342,454 

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

TIMELINE

Milestone

Date*

 Public Meeting 

March 22, 2018

 Environmental Document   Complete

2018

 Right of Way Acquisition 

2023

 Construction Begins

2024

*Future dates subject to change     

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

A public meeting was held on November 29, 2018 at the LaGrange Community Center at 410 E. Washington Street, Lagrange.

PUBLIC MEETING MAPS, VISUALIZATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

The Environmental Documents, Combined EA/FONSI, can be viewed here:

Combined EA/FONSI

The following Preferred Alternative Map was displayed at the open-house public meeting on November 29:

Preferred Alternative

The visualization shown at the public meeting can be viewed here:

Visualization


The following maps were displayed at the open-house public meeting on March 22, 2018.

Alternative 1          

Alternative 2           

Alternative 3          

Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to any meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION       

Robby Taylor

NCDOT Project Engineer

Highway Division 2 

1037 W. H. Smith Boulevard

P.O. Box 1587

Greenville, NC  27835

252-439-2800

 

Comments should be emailed to  [email protected]

 

 

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS


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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