Proposed US 70 Princeton Bypass To Cost $130.5 Million

State transportation officials are seeking public comment on plans for upgrading sections of US 70 in Wayne and Johnston Counties into interstate standards.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informal open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Grace Baptist Church at 220 Barden St. in Princeton, where the public may learn more about the $130.5 million proposed project and offer comments.

The 6.7-mile section of U.S. 70 that would be improved is between the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass in Wayne County and west of Pondfield Road in Johnston County. The project could potentially include three new interchanges with overpasses and ramps, as well as new service roads.

The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 8, 2018.

To send comments, or seek additional information about the proposed project, the public may contact Debbie Barbour, a consultant project engineer, at or 919-882-7839, ext. 5101; or Matt Clarke, NCDOT project engineer for Division 4, at, P.O. Box 3165, Wilson N.C., 27895 or 252-640-6419.