Transportation project meeting planned in New Bern

Jun 27, 2016

Public input is being sought on transportation projects planned in and around New Bern.  Jared Brumbaugh has more on the meeting set for Wednesday, June 29th. 

The largest project, carried over from last year, would upgrade U.S. 70 in James City to interstate standards, and include intersection improvements to Taberna Way, Thurman Road, Stately Pines Road and Fisher Ave.  The meeting will also include details on a new roundabout where Broad Street, Neuse Boulevard and Martin Luther King converge. 

“The comments will be included in our public involvement process which is published. It will be presented to all three of our boards and committees. And then we’ll retain it with our project prioritization process.”

New Bern Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Planner Kim Maxey.

“So many times we hear citizen’s thoughts after a project has been suggested or approved.  So we’re hoping to get them involved in the entire process to make them feel that their concerns have been heard.”

The meeting takes place Wednesday, 3 til 6 at the New Bern Development Services conference room on First Street.   The public comment period is open through July 8th.  For more information, go to