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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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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. 


Vicinity Map:


Interactive Vicinity Map




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. 


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




 Public Meeting  March 22, 2018
 Environmental Document   Complete 2018
 Right of Way Acquisition  2023
 Construction Begins 2024






*Future dates 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 comments and address concerns where and when feasible.  



 November 29, 2018

 Begin Time

 5:00 PM

 End Time

 7:00 PM


  LaGrange Community Center


  410 E Washington Street


  La Grange


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:


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

Alternative 1             Click Here

Alternative 2             Click Here

Alternative 3             Click Here

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.


Comments may be submitted via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.  All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.  All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible.  



Robby Taylor

NCDOT Project Engineer

Highway Division 2 

1037 W. H. Smith Boulevard

P.O. Box 1587

Greenville, NC  27835


[email protected]










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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