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TRAFFIC ALERT: Craven County ramps closed again for upgrades

The U.S. 70 West entry and exit ramps from the U.S. 17 Bypass will close at 6:30 a.m. The ramps are expected to open by 7 p.m.
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Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 9:26 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2020 at 7:42 AM EDT
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two ramps on Highway 70 in Craven County will close Thursday morning for crews to pave.

The U.S. 70 West entry and exit ramps from the U.S. 17 Bypass will close at 6:30 a.m. The ramps are expected to open by 7 p.m.

If you’re headed that way, plan for extra time during your commute and be cautious when driving in a work zone.

Drivers on U.S. 70 West needing access to U.S. 17 Bypass should take the Clarks Road exit, take a left at the exit and then a left onto U.S. 70 East and continue until the bypass exit. Drivers on U.S. 17 Bypass wanting to access U.S. 70 West should take U.S. 70 East for about one mile to N.C. 43, make a left at the exit and then another left to access U.S. 70 West.

The construction is part of a project to bring U.S. 70 up to interstate standards between Raleigh and Morehead City. Crews are widening shoulders, milling and repaving the highway, which will be renamed Interstate 42.

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Two highway ramps are closed in Craven County.

The Department of Transportation says the U.S. 70 west entry and exit ramps from N.C. 43 will be closed TMonday and Tuesday so crews can pave them.

The ramps closed at 6:30 a.m. Monday and stay closed until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Drivers on U.S. 70 west will continue on the highway to the Clarks Road exit, make a left at the exit, then turn left onto U.S. 70 east and drive about two miles to the N.C. 43 exit.

Drivers on N.C. 43 will turn onto U.S. 70 east to the South Glenburnie Road exit, make a left at the end of of the exit and then another left onto U.S. 70 west.

The construction is part of a project to bring U.S. 70 up to interstate standards between Raleigh and Morehead City. Crews are widening shoulders, milling and repaving the highway, which will be renamed Interstate 42.

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