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R-5777C: US70-Thurman2Havelock

R-5777C: US70-Thurman2Havelock

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to upgrade a section of U.S. 70, to interstate standards, from east of Thurman Road to the proposed Havelock Bypass, in Craven County. 

This project is one of several that NCDOT is working on to improve the U.S. 70 corridor with the intent of:

  • Improving regional mobility
  • Assisting economic development in primarily rural areas of eastern N.C.
  • Providing a closer interstate connection to the Port of Morehead City
  • Benefitting military interconnectivity
  • Making the corridor safer by reducing at-grade intersections


Vicinity Map:


Project Highlights:

The project would construct approximatelly seven (7) miles of freeway, and include interchanges at three locations:

  • Camp Kiro Road (S.R. 1112)
  • Fisher Avenue (S.R. 1104) 
  • Stately Pines Road (S.R. 1106)

​Driveways, intersecting streets and median crossovers would be removed and service roads extended along portions of the project to provide access for property owners and to ensure mobility for local traffic.


Public Involvement

Public Meetings

An Open-House Public Meeting will be held on June 18, 2019 to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project.   You may drop in any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.


  June 18, 2019

 Tucker Creek Middle School

 200 Sermons Blvd



  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Public Meeting Maps:

Map1 - Havelock Bypass to Riverdale Road:


Map 2 - Riverdale Road to Thurman Road




Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-5777C in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation  Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $157.6 million.



 Estimated Amount*

  Planning  $       4,500,000
  Utilities  $        1,100,000
  Right of Way Acquisition  $     28,500,000
  Construction  $    123,500,000
  Total Cost  $    157,600,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.

Project Timeline



  Public Meeting #1   

 June 2019

  Evaluate public and agency input, develop preliminary designs,   complete field work and studies, prepare draft environmental document

 Summer 2019 


Spring 2020

  Public Meeting #2

 Spring 2020

  Environmental Document 

 June 2020

  Right of Way Acquisition and Construction Begins

 Spring 2021

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


Hon Yeung

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 2

1037 W. H. Smith Boulevard

Greenville, NC  27835



Craig Young, PE

Consultant Project Manager

Three Oaks Engineering

324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1200

Durham, NC  27701


Would you like to be added to the project email list?
Do you have comments about NCDOT’s plans to upgrade U.S. 70 to interstate standards?
Do you have any comments or concerns about potential property impacts? Please be as specific as possible.
Is there other information that you would like to share with the project team to assist with development of the project designs?


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