Contract Awarded For Second Part Of Goldsboro Bypass

There is good news for travelers in East Carolina who head often to Raleigh. The DOT is building the next section of the bypass around Goldsboro.

The $104.4 million contract to Barnhill Contracting of Tarboro will build 12-1/2 miles of the four-lane divided highway from east of Wayne Memorial Drive to just inside Lenoir County. There will be no stoplights on this bypass.

It is expected to be completed in July 2015 and will join a 4-mile section that opened in December. The DOT says the final part of the Goldsboro bypass is scheduled to be awarded this summer. The entire 20-mile long project is expected to cost $246 million.


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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:25 PM
    I posted a long time ago that the Hwy. 70 corridor is going to have bypasses from Smithfield to Morehead. I know this because I worked for a department of city planning awhile back (can't say what city) and it was on the projected map. It will happen.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 07:44 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      That was the purpose of Super 70, from the capital to the coast. I don't think anyone is questioning that.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 02:43 PM
    Geez dude, learn how to spell and use a period once in a while.
  • by Beachbum3 on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    i personaly hope that when it is completed an paved that the aspahlt pavement holds up an last longer that previous construction work performed by this same contracting enity. does anyone out there remebmber the I-795 project running from wilson to goldsboro although i must say that this project wasnt completed by this same contracting enity as that has received this particular contract buton the other hand this same contracting enity did do the construction of big section of us 64 that also being to crumbling an falling in to disrepair with regards to the quality of the aspahlt pavement on that section of highwayfor within a very sthort time frame after it was completed there was major repairs that the state maintenance forces were forced to repair at huigh cost to the taxpayers of this state because of qulity of the asphalt pavement was of a sorrier quality of mixture that they have beenpreviously been rerquired to utliz on such project as that that was a lot smaller sized aggregat
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