Balfour Beatty is currently constructing the new U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass in Havelock, North Carolina. A major connection from the Morehead City Port to Raleigh, the bypass will greatly improve mobility and further assist regional mobility and the growing economic development in eastern North Carolina’s rural areas.
Located along the southwest side of Havelock and U.S. 70, the bypass will begin north of the Havelock city limit and will extend south through Carteret and Craven counties. Balfour Beatty is building approximately 10-miles of a four-lane, median-divided highway to provide a more efficient and safer alternative to traffic congestion and maintain the demands of the growing area.
The project will include construction of 15 bridges, which will require the use approximately 5.8 million cubic yards of borrow material and 288,000 tons of asphalt. Further, the bypass includes a balanced mix of structure and roadway components, strengthening Balfour Beatty’s portfolio of previously completed projects with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
The new bypass will create a high-speed alternative to the current roadway hindered by numerous traffic signals at intersecting side streets as well as vastly improve traffic and freight movement along the U.S. 70 corridor.
Construction began in August 2019 and is slated for completion in spring 2024.