The US 70 Design-Build Project will upgrade 5.1 miles of US 70 from east of Thurman Road to the Neuse River Bridge in James City, to improve traffic flow, increase access to businesses and services, and enhance economic development in James City.
As the design builder, Balfour Beatty will upgrade existing alignment of US 70 to a controlled-access, divided highway in compliance with interstate standards. The scope of work also includes five at-grade, signalized intersections that will be converted to grade-separated interchanges at SR 1167 (Williams Road), SR 1131 (Airport Road), SR 1124 (Grantham Road), SR 1922 (Taberna Way), and Thurman Road. In addition, two-way access roads on both sides of US 70 will connect existing service roads and maintain access to side streets and abutting properties.
Balfour Beatty will self-perform structural and roadway work, including the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).
Balfour Beatty plans to begin construction in early 2021, with an expected completion in the fall 2023.