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U.S. 70 economic study to be released Thursday

Posted June 19, 2014

— A major economic study on the impact of improving U.S. Highway 70 between Raleigh and Morehead City is expected to be released Thursday at a meeting of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission.

The report analyzes the potential for job creation and economic development by making U.S. 70 a limited access, Interstate-like highway. It also discusses the impact of not making improvements.

Thursday's meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m.


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  • Anita Woody Jun 19, 2014

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    My GPS misses the Interstate Highway to New Bern, and I can't seem to locate it on a map. Would you be kind enough to share that Interstate number?

  • baldchip Jun 19, 2014

    Wow-this would have some big impacts in route to the beach. Neuse Sport Shop on US 70 in Kinston does a huge business. Good tackle, good apparel, clean bathrooms,…

    Plus, they must have put magnets out front because trucks and cars all seam to veer into this store.

    On the other hand, I'd love to see a by-pass around Havelock and up to New Bern!! New Bern to Havelock can be a real mess on Friday afternoons and evenings. Goldsboro is in progress, Kinston is in progress.

    Sounds like with a few adds-we'd be close!!

  • dirtydozen431 Jun 19, 2014

    Here ya go. More folks driving to work means a better economy. The less folks driving to work means more taxes.

  • heard-it-all-before Jun 19, 2014

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    probably because there's no interstate anywhere near new bern

  • Stranger Jun 19, 2014

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    Didn't seem to hurt New Bern...

  • heard-it-all-before Jun 19, 2014

    well we saw what the interstate-like interstates did to towns... wiped them off the map.