The Department of Transportation, along with state and federal environmental agencies, have selected a preferred route to four-lane Highway 17 in Jones County.
The 17 mile route, from north of Jacksonville to south of New Bern, is proposed to bypass both Maysville and Pollocksville on their west sides. It would also follow along the current highway route in between the two towns.
To view the map of the proposed route, click the link at the top of the story.
The DOT expects to issue its final environmental impact statement for the bypass next spring. A public hearing will also be held to give citizens a chance to review the final roadway design plans.