The N.C. Department of Transportation will close multiple ramps to a Craven County highway for one weekend as work continues to bring the highway up to interstate standards.
Crews will close the U.S. 70 westbound exit ramp onto Glenburnie Road and the westbound entrance ramp from Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard onto US 70 West. The outside right lane between the two ramps will also be closed. This work is planned for March 30 and 31, weather permitting, but if it should rain, crews will do the work the following weekend.
Traffic accessing U.S. 70 west from Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard will turn onto the entrance ramp to U.S. 70 east and continue to the Pembroke exit. At the light, turn left and continue across the bridge, turning left onto the entrance ramp for U.S. 70 west.
Traffic accessing Glenburnie Road from U.S. 70 west will take Exit 411 N.C. 43. At the stop sign, turn left and continue across the bridge, turning right onto the entrance ramp to U.S. 70 east. Drivers will continue east and take the Glenburnie exit.
The work is part of a larger project to bring U.S. 70 up to interstate standards. Crews are widening shoulders, as well as milling and repaving the highway, which will be renamed Interstate 42. The project in its entirety is 32 miles long and costs $25.5 million.
Submitted by: Colleen Roberts, Public Information Officer, City of New Bern