Current Efforts

Project Information and Updates:

  • Click here for temporarily suspended projects 
  • U.S. 70 Improvements in James City:  Planning and development is underway to improve traffic, access to local community services and enhance economic development on a 5.1 mile stretch of U.S. 70 from east of Thurman Road to the Neuse River Bridge in James City.
  • Hwy 70 Corridor Improvements:  Bring the highway up to interstate standards. Crews are widening shoulders, milling, and repaving the highway, which will be renamed Interstate 42. Here is a project update from 3/15/19.
  • NC 43 Connector:  NCDOT is proposing to construct the final phase of STIP Project No. R-4463. This phase includes construction of N.C. 43 between U.S. 17 Business (MLK Blvd) and existing N.C. 43, south of U.S. 70/U.S. 17 in Craven County. N.C. 43 will be constructed as a four-lane divided highway with a grass median.
  • Havelock Bypass:  Planning is underway to build a bypass on the southwest side of Havelock and US 70 beginning north of the Havelock city limit and extending south approximately 10 miles to north of the Craven-Carteret county line.
  • Roundabout at NC-55/US 17/MLK/Broad 
  • Highway 17 widening North of Bridgeton to Antioch Rd - Temporarily Suspended

Construction Report:


NC Moves 2050:

The NCDOT is updating its long-range transportation plan to help guide North Carolina’s future transportation policies and investments. The plan, called NC Moves 2050, provides a 30 year transportation blueprint for the state. The following are fact sheets on the different modes on transportation:

NC First Commission

​​The NC FIRST Commission was created in March 2019 by Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon. This 14-member commission is composed of a diverse group of individuals with expertise in finance, business and public policy.

Members of the NC FIRST Commission are tasked with evaluating North Carolina’s current and future transportation investment needs and advising the secretary of new or better ways to ensure that critical financial resources are available in the future.