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Felix Harvey Parkway closing next week

The C.F. Harvey Parkway extension could be completed more than a year ahead of schedule.
The C.F. Harvey Parkway extension could be completed more than a year ahead of schedule.(WITN)
Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 2:16 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2020 at 1:26 PM EDT
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LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Part of a four-lane highway just outside of Kinston will be closed next week because of an ongoing expansion.

The Felix Harvey Parkway will be shut down in both directions starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday, just east of Aerosystems Boulevard to its end at Highway 58.

Crews will be connecting the existing road to a six-mile expansion of the parkway. The road will remain closed until 7:00 a.m. on October 5th.

The $73.5 million extension project is expected to be open by the end of the year. When completed, Harvey Parkway will go from Highway 11 near the DuPont plant to U.S. 70 at the Electrolux plant on the west side of Kinston.

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A major highway project in Lenoir County could be open for traffic more than a year ahead of schedule.

Crews next week will connect the existing C.F. Harvey Parkway to a new section that will connect it to Highway 11.

The current parkway ends at Highway 58 near the Kinston Jetport.

The 6-mile extension has been under construction since 2018 and was supposed to take four years. But the North Carolina Department of Transportation says if there are no major weather delays the section could be open by the end of this year.

Next week, the existing highway will be closed so crews can tie-in the two sections. All four lanes will be closed the entire week just east of Aerosystems Boulevard to Highway 58.

The parkway is scheduled to reopen by 7:00 a.m. on September 28th.

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