Balfour Beatty awarded $167M contract to construct U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a $167M contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to construct the U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass located in Carteret and Craven counties. The Havelock Bypass, located at U.S. 70 from North of Pine Grove to North of Carteret County Line, will consist of a four-lane, median-divided highway that provides a safer, faster alternative to traffic congestion in the area. According to NCDOT, the roadway will help improve traffic and freight movement along the U.S. 70 Corridor, a major connection from the Morehead City Port to Raleigh, and assist economic development in eastern North Carolina's rural areas. "This project is a strategic fit because of our southeast region team's ability to self-perform both the structures and roadway scope," said John Rempe, PE, president and CEO of Balfour Beatty's U.S. civil construction operations.Balfour Beatty is scheduled to begin construction in late August with project completion in the spring of 2024.