Progress is being made in the $192,000,000 Highway 17 Bypass around Washington and Chocowinity in Beaufort County. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says they have even found a way to say money by making a minor change. Originally, plans called for Highway 33 to go under Highway 17, but now it will pass over top of Highway 17. This week, the Department of Transportation is meeting with city officials in Washington and Chocowinity concerning changes in utility right-of-ways.
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