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The new US 70 bypass project should shave some time off your drive to the beach.  But residents are concerned with the impacts to homes and business in the path of the proposed route.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with NCDOT officials who outline the project and address concerns.  And, you don’t normally associate manatees with North Carolina, but an increase in sightings have been reported this summer.  We talk to a Carteret County man about his recent encounter.  

NCDOT

It’s still years away from completion, but the U.S. 70 bypass in Havelock should make your trip to the beach faster.  A public meeting was held August 31st at the Havelock Tourist and Events Center where residents were able to ask questions and share their concerns with North Carolina Department of Transportation officials.  Jared Brumbaugh spoke with DOT Eastern Region Project Development Section Head Robert Hanson and Project Engineer Brian Yomomoto about how the bypass could affect residents, how they use comments from the public and the plan moving forward.

North Carolina Department of Transportation

A recently released study found that upgrading highway 70 could bring economic prosperity to eastern North Carolina. 

North Carolina Department of Transportation

The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  We’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  

  The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  And, we continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.   The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

It may still be years away, but a long-awaited road work in Jones County finally gets the green light to move forward.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

We hear the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.

Officials are now in the process of deciding the best way to facilitate construction of a new bypass on Highway 70 in Lenoir County with the least amount of impact to a historic Civil War battleground site.  Lenoir County Commissioner J. Mac Daughtry is also chairman of the Lenoir County Transportation Committee.  He says the highway project is intended to make travel to the coast quicker, and transport of goods across the state easier.

  This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.  Plus, its muscadine grape time in eastern North Carolina.  Learn how you can grow this native fruit in your own backyard during the Garden Journal.   And, new music drawn from the old-time tradition out of Carrboro from the duo Mandolin Orange and their latest CD.  Listen for those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.