U.S. 70 Kinston Bypass Project

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced that they have selected their preferred route for the U.S. 70 Kinston Bypass. This 22 mile bypass will run from the N.C. 903/ U.S. 70 interchange in La Grange to U.S. 70 east of Dover.

Contact one of our condemnation & eminent domain attorneys below to discuss how your property will be impacted by the Kinston Bypass project or visit our Condemnation & Eminent Domain practice page.


Michael S. Rainey  (919) 919-861-5022 or Michael.Rainey@youngmoorelaw.com

Areas Impacted by the Kinston Bypass Project

  • The selected route goes between the N.C. 903/ U.S. 70 interchange in La Grange and existing U.S. 70 east of Dover.
  • The western section of the bypass follows U.S. 70 for approximately seven miles to just east of N.C. 148 (C.F. Harvey Parkway). Interchanges would be located at Willie Measley/Jim Sutton roads, Albert Sugg/Barwick Station roads, and N.C. 148 (C.F. Harvey Parkway).
  • A new interchange east of N.C. 148 would provide access to the shallow bypass section of the selected alternative, which would be parallel to existing U.S. 70 to the south on new location for approximately 6.5 miles.
  • Interchanges along the new location portion of selected route would be located at N.C. 11/N.C. 55, U.S. 258 (South Queen Street), and N.C. 58 (Trenton Highway). A new interchange east of Lenoir Community College would connect the shallow bypass back to existing U.S. 70.
  • The bypass would follow existing U.S. 70 from this interchange eastern end of the project near Dover and would upgrade U.S. 70 to a full control of access highway with interchanges at Wyse Fork /Caswell Station roads and Old U.S. 70 (West Kornegay Street) in Dover. Project Timeline
Project Timeline

Currently, the DOT is still  working on their final environmental impact statement, which is to be released in Spring 2022.  Right of way acquisition is scheduled to begin in 2023, and construction begins in 2027. These stages can be accelerated or delayed based on funding and/or other engineering concerns.

Homeowner’s Rights

The NCDOT is required to pay you fair compensation for the impact of this project on your property. However, you do not have to settle for the value the government places on your property. It is your right to fight the DOT for the full amount of just compensation that you are owed for your property.

How We Can Help

  • We have received detailed project maps from the DOT in response to our Freedom of Information Act Request, which we can share with you.
  • We are regularly contacting the DOT for updates regarding the status of this project and can provide you with up-to-date information.
  • We can help determine the fair value you are entitled to receive for the impact and damage to your land, including any remaining land not taken by the DOT.
  • Our initial conversation is free! You will owe us nothing unless we get you more for your property. We are only paid for the additional money we get you over what the NCDOT voluntarily offers.

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