Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

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Eastern Portion Of New Bypass In Wayne To Open Next Week

The eastern portion of the new U.S. Highway 70 Bypass in Wayne County is now scheduled to officially open to the public Friday, May 27.

Community leaders, dignitaries and local residents will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony that day at 11:00 a.m. The stretch of highway extends 12.5 miles from Wayne Memorial Drive (SR-1556) to just east of Promise Land Road (SR-1323).

Wayne County At-Large Commissioner Wayne Aycock said, “This will be a great asset to Wayne County in terms of less traffic congestion, safety and the future Wayne County Agriculture and Convention Center.

The $104-million dollar contract for the highway was awarded by the state to Barnhill Contracting Company on January 25, 2012. Work began February 27, 2012 with a projected completion date of July 1, 2015. That was later changed to June 1, 2016. According to figures from the North Carolina Department of Transportation the final cost for the highway will be slightly under budget.

Directions to Goldsboro Bypass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:

From existing US 70, East of Goldsboro, turn North on Miller’s Chapel Road.

Take Miller’s Chapel Road to intersection of Miller’s Chapel Road and E. New Hope Road.

Turn Left onto E. New Hope Road.

Turn Right on Mark Edwards Road.

Mark Edwards Road becomes Parkstown Road at the interchange with the new US 70.

Turn Right (East) onto the on ramp for new US 70. (An officer/official should be at the location to direct you onto the new US 70.

Travel down the new US 70 East bound until you reach the ceremony, approximately 5 miles.

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4 Comments

  1. Michael Avery says:

    McCrory is full of it. Tired of all the stoplights, our glorious legislators are building themselves an express route to the beach. That’s all this is. Your tax $$$ at work!

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  2. a says:

    This great asset to Wayne County will be a great loss for Goldsboro business. Less Traffic = Less Money

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    • amusedreader says:

      The people that frequent those establishments, still will. This will take all the other “through” traffic and trucks off 70!!! I can’t WAIT for this to happen!! Traveling east bound on 70, on Friday afternoon is pure torture 🙁

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      • D says:

        My thoughts exactly. There’s plenty of land for sale at each of the off ramps of this new hwy. Build your business where the new traffic will be. If beach traffic is your business, go to them. Don’t rely on the gov’t, local or federal, force traffic past your present location.
        We have known this hwy was coming for years. Land was cheaper then. Successful business’ don’t procrastinate, they look forward.

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