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The project logo R-2553: Kinston Bypass

The project logo R-2553: Kinston Bypass

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The proposed Kinston Bypass would be a four-lane, median divided freeway (accessible via ramps at interchanges) that extends approximately 22 miles from U.S. 70 near La Grange (in Lenoir County) to U.S. 70 near Dover (on the Jones-Craven county line). Currently 12 Alternative Corridors are being evaluated. 

Please assist us with making decisions regarding the Proposed Kinston Bypass -

review the information below, answer questions and provide comments.

 

To view more detailed information on the project, please visit the NCDOT project webpage

www.ncdot.gov/projects/Kinston-Bypass

Vicinity Map:

 

Please review the following information and maps,

 then answer the questions regarding the Kinston-Bypass Alternatives

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To review the full Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Kinston Bypass follow the link below

 https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/kinston-bypass/Documents/deis.aspx

12 Alternatives are being presented for your review and comment  

Those Aternatives and a brief description of their key features are shown below - followed by a few questions. 

Please review the information and provide us your feedback.

Alternatives 1UE and 1SB

Orange Alignments

Alternatives 1UE and 1SB begin at the western terminus of the project at the N.C. 903/US 70 interchange south of La Grange.

Alternative 1UE follows existing U.S. 70 for approximately 21.2 miles from the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange south of La Grange to the project terminus east of Dover and would upgrade the existing U.S. 70 to a full control of access highway. The definition of upgrading an existing facility refers to a widening of the roadway to include adequate capacity to handle the forecasted traffic and provide for full control of access. Interchanges would provide access to other major roads and would be located at the following points:

Willie Measley Road/Jim Sutton Road                                                                                        

N.C. 148 (C.F. Harvey Parkway)                                                            

U.S. 258                                                                                                 

U.S. 258/U.S. 70 Business (West Vernon Avenue)

N.C. 11/N.C. 55

U.S. 258 (South Queen Street)

U.S. 58 (Trenton Highway)

Wyse Fork Road /Caswell Station Road

Old U.S. 70 (West Kornegay Street)

Alternative 1SB also begins at the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange in La Grange and would follow existing U.S. 70 for approximately 7 miles to just east of N.C. 148 (C.F. Harvey Parkway). Interchanges would be located at Willie Measley Road/Jim Sutton Road, Albert Sugg Road/Barwick Station Road, and N.C. 148. A new interchange east of N.C. 148 would provide access to the shallow bypass section of Alternative 1SB, which would parallel existing U.S. 70 to the south on new 
location for approximately 6.5 miles. Interchanges along Alternative 1SB would be located at N.C. 11/N.C. 55, U.S. 258 (South Queen Street), and N.C. 58 (Trenton Highway). A new interchange east of Lenoir Community College would connect the shallow bypass back to existing U.S. 70. 

Alternative 1SB would follow existing U.S. 70 from this interchange east to the project terminus east of Dover and would upgrade U.S. 70 to a full control th interchanges at Wyse Fork Road (S.R. 1002)/Caswell Station Road (S.R. 1309) and Old U.S. 70 (West Kornegay Street).

 

Alternatives 11 and 12

Red Alignments

Alternatives 11 and 12 begin at the western terminus of the project at the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange south of La Grange and follow existing U.S. 70 for approximately 7 miles to the N.C. 148/U.S. 70 interchange. Interchanges would be located at Willie Measley Road/Jim Sutton Road, Albert Sugg Road/Barwick Station Road, and N.C. 148. At N.C.148, both alternatives turn south and then east on new location for approximately 9.5 miles with interchanges at N.C. 11/N.C. 55, U.S. 258, and N.C. 58. The alternatives cross N.C. 58 just south of Southwood Elementary School before diverging east of N.C. 58. 

Alternative 11 continues eastward on new location with an interchange at Wyse Fork Road (S.R. 1002), approximately 1.25 miles south of existing U.S. 70, before interchanging with existing U.S. 70 near Old U.S. 70 just west of Dover. Alternative 11 would include upgrades to existing U.S. 70 between this interchange and the project terminus east
of Dover.
 

Alternative 12 would turn back to the north to interchange with existing U.S. 70 just east of the Lenoir/Jones county line at Wyse Fork Road (S.R. 1002) and would upgrade existing U.S. 70 to the project terminus east of Dover with an interchange at Old U.S. 70 (West Kornegay Street).

Alternatives 31 and 32

Yellow Alignments

Alternatives 31 and 32 begin at the western terminus of the project at the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange south of La Grange and follow existing U.S. 70 for approximately 4.5 miles, with an interchange at Willie Measley Road/Jim Sutton Road, to near where Harold Sutton Road intersects with existing U.S. 70. At this point, a new interchange would provide access to the new location alternatives, which would travel southeast on new location. A new connector approximately 1.5 miles long would connect north to the U.S. 70/N.C. 148 interchange. From the Neuse River crossing to U.S. 58, Alternatives 31 and 32 are the same as Alternatives 11 and 12, including interchanges at N.C. 11/N.C. 55, U.S. 258, and N.C. 58. East of N.C. 58, Alternative 31 is the same as Alternative 11, and Alternative 32 is the same as Alternative 12.

 

Alternatives 35 and 36

Purple Alignments

 

Alternatives 35 and 36 begin at the western terminus of the project at the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange south of La Grange and follow existing U.S. 70 for approximately 2.25 miles, with an interchange at Willie Measley Road/ Jim Sutton Road, to Albert Sugg Road. A new interchange here would allow both alternatives to diverge onto new location and travel to the south. Interchanges would be located at N.C. 55 (about 4 miles west of the split with N.C. 11), N.C. 11 (about 2.75 miles south of the split with N.C. 55), US 258 (just north of Woodington Middle School), and N.C. 58 (just south of Southwood Road). The  alternatives swing back to the north before diverging at Cobb Road. East of Cobb Road, Alternative 36 is the same as Alternatives 11, 31, 65, and 51. Alternative 36 is 25.0 miles in length. Alternative 35 continues northeast on new location, and from Wyse Fork Road eastward is the same as Alternatives 12, 32, 63, and 52.

Alternatives 51 and 52

Blue Alignments

Alternatives 51 and 52 begin at the western terminus of the project at the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange south of La Grange and follow existing U.S. 70 for approximately 2.25 miles, with an interchange at Willie Measley Road/ Jim Sutton Road, to Albert Sugg Road. A new interchange here would allow both alternatives to diverge onto new location and travel to the south. Interchanges would be located at N.C. 55 (about 2.75 miles west of the split with N.C. 11), N.C. 11 (about 1.5 miles south of the split with N.C. 55), and U.S. 258. East of U.S. 258, Alternative 51 is the same as Alternatives 11, 31, and 65, and Alternative 52 is the same as Alternatives 12, 32, and 63.

Alternatives 63 and 65

Pink Alignments

Alternatives 63 and 65 begin at the western terminus of the project at the N.C. 903/U.S. 70 interchange south of La Grange and follow existing U.S. 70 for approximately 4.5 miles, with an interchange at Willie Measley Road/Jim Sutton Road, to near where Harold Sutton Road intersects with existing U.S. 70. At this point, a new interchange would provide access to the new location alternatives, which would travel south and then east on new location. A new connector approximately 2 miles long would connect north to the U.S. 70/N.C. 148 interchange. From east of the Neuse River crossing, Alternative 63 is the same as Alternatives 12 and 32, and Alternative 65 is the same as Alternatives 11 and 31.

Questions and Comments

Please rank your top 3 alternatives.
If you reviewed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) please provide any comments or questions for the project team here.
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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