Friday 18 Oct 2019

Public Provides Input On U.S. 117 Upgrades (PHOTOS)

Goldsboro area residents weigh in on the plans to extend a local stretch of interstate.

Monday, the N.C. Department of Transportation held a public input session at the Goldsboro Event Center to inform citizens of the plans to upgrade nearly 25 miles of U.S 117 to interstate standards between Goldsboro and I-40 near Mount Olive.

Andrew Barksdale with the NCDOT says the project is still years off, but the DOT wants the public comments now to help avoid as many conflicts as possible when the project goes into the preliminary planning stages in 2022.

Barksdale says about seven miles of the proposed route—between Country Club Road and Genoa Road—is currently funded in the State Transportation Improvement Program, with construction scheduled to begin in 2027.

The NCDOT also has a similar public meeting on the U.S. 117 project scheduled from 4 – 7 PM tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive.

Public comments are also being accepted online at through December 18.


Map of the potential areas for the U.S. 117 upgrades (from the NCDOT)


Attendees look at the project area for the U.S. 117 upgrades

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