Johnston County drivers will encounter fewer bumps during their commutes on the U.S. 70 Bypass as a result of a $3.5 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The contract awarded to Fred Smith Company of Raleigh includes milling and resurfacing 9.6 miles of the U.S. 70 Bypass in each direction between Sadisco Road near Clayton and the Wake County line. The project will also include each of the following ramps and loops, which amounts to an additional 5.2 miles:
- Westbound U.S. 70 Bypass Exit 326A loop to U.S. 70 Business
- Eastbound U.S. 70 Bypass Exit 326 loop to U.S. 70 Business
- Westbound and Eastbound U.S. 70 Business Entrance Ramps to U.S. 70 Bypass
- Westbound and Eastbound U.S. 70 Bypass Exit Ramps to Ranch Road
- Westbound and Eastbound Ranch Road Entrance Ramps to U.S. 70 Bypass
- Westbound and Eastbound U.S. 70 Bypass Exit Ramps to N.C. 42
- Westbound and Eastbound N.C. 42 Entrance Ramps to U.S. 70 Bypass
Work on the project can begin as early as April 2, 2018 and is expected to be complete by October 19, 2018.