Governor McCrory Unveils Future U.S. 70 Interstate Sign
Governor Pat McCrory unveiled a future U.S. Interstate 70 sign today during a ceremony in Goldsboro.
"Today is a great day for eastern North Carolina and our entire state," Governor McCrory said. "Enhancing the U.S. 70 corridor continues our administration's focus on preparing North Carolina for the future, connecting North Carolina and supporting our military, agriculture and overall economy."
Improving the U.S. 70 corridor is a major part of Governor McCrory's 25-year Transportation Vision.
The project was authorized by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which was signed into law in December. Governor McCrory called for Congress to pass a long term transportation funding bill in March 2015 when he testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on behalf of the state and as a member of the National Governors Association Executive Committee. At the ceremony the governor thanked North Carolina's congressional delegation for its bipartisan work on securing passage of the bill.
The U.S. 70 Corridor was designated as future Interstate in the FAST Act and will utilize portions of U.S. Highways 70 and 117 to better connect Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the North Carolina Global TransPark, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and the Port of Morehead City with the rest of North Carolina and the eastern seaboard.