NC DOT To Meet With Kinston City Council Over Proposed Median

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will meet with the Kinston City Council Monday night to discuss the proposed Highway 70 median.

The proposal's current design shows the first section of the median starting at the intersection of 58 South and Highway 70 near the McDonald's. It would end by the Hampton Inn on Highway 70 near 258.

The proposal comes after a 2008 traffic study showed there were 39 crashes within five years along the one mile stretch of highway.

The proposal has faced opposition from local business owners who say the median would make their business less accessible to customers.

Meanwhile, local lawmakers have filed a bill in the State House to prevent the DOT from building the median. The bill is in committee.

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