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US 70 Ramp Closures 11/26 & 12/3

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From the NCDOT - Three highway ramps in Craven County will be closed for about 12 hours on two different days.

Between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 3, the following ramps will be closed with detours in place:

U.S. 70 Eastbound entry ramp from U.S. 17: continue on U.S. 17 to exit U.S 70 West for Kinston. Travel approximately ¾ mile to Exit 409 (Clarks Road). Take exit and turn left at the stop sign at top of exit ramp. Go over bridge and turn left onto U.S. 70 Eastbound. 

U.S. 70 Eastbound exit ramp onto N.C. 43: continue on U.S. 70 East for approximately 2.8 miles to Glenburnie Road.  Take the exit and turn left at the stop light at top of exit ramp. Go over the bridge and turn left onto U.S. 70 West. Travel approximately 2 miles, take Exit 411 (N.C. 43).  

U.S. 70 Eastbound entry ramp from N.C. 43: take exit to U.S. 70 West. Travel approximately two miles to Exit 409 (Clarks Road). Take the exit and turn left at the stop sign at top of exit ramp. Go over the bridge and turn left onto U.S. 70 East.

During the closure, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will pave the outside eastbound lanes of U.S. 70. 

The construction is part of the project to bring U.S. 70 up to interstate standards between Raleigh and Morehead City. Crews are widening shoulders and milling and repaving the highway, which will be renamed Interstate 42. The project in Craven County is 32 miles long and costs $25.5 million.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov​ or follow NCDOT on social media​.​

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