Upgrade to section of US-70 in Johnston County to improve safety, reduce traffic delays

Johnston County News

Courtesy: NCDOT

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN)– A nearly 5-mile stretch of US Highway 70 is getting an upgrade in Wilson’s Mills.

The $58 million project will start this spring.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the goal is to improve safety and reduce travel delays on US-70.

NCDOT said the improvements will include:

  • Construct interchanges at Swift Creek Road and at Wilson’s Mills Road
  • Close road-level intersections and median openings; and
  • Add service roads to provide new access to businesses and properties along U.S. 70.

During construction Wilson’s Mills Road will primarily remain open, but Swift Creek Road will close for a year.

That closure is expected to happen mid to late 2022.

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