Balfour Beatty awarded $242-million highway contract


North Carolina Construction News staff writer

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded Balfour Beatty a $242 million design-build contract to complete improvements to Interstate U.S. 70, between the Havelock Bypass and east of Thurman Road in Craven County.

The project will upgrade the 10.2-km (6.4-mi) section of Interstate U.S. 70 to improve mobility and military interconnectivity, support economic development, and increase safety along the corridor.

Balfour Beatty’s team has been working along the interstate to deliver the U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass and U.S. 70 James City projects.

“Our Southeast region team is honored to leverage our design-build expertise and unique abilities in self-performing structures and roadway scope on another improvement project along Interstate U.S. 70. We look forward to building on our more than 20-year relationship with NCDOT, and the opportunity to help the state achieve its long-term transportation needs in its growing communities.”

Construction is expected to begin in late 2023, and be completed in summer 2028.


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