U.S. 17 Bypass Opens to Traffic Several Months Ahead of Schedule

POLLOCKSVILLE – A heavily traveled bypass in Jones County opened to drivers Thursday more than eight months ahead of schedule.

The U.S. 17 Bypass, which shortens the trip between Jacksonville and New Bern, opened to the first vehicles at 1 p.m. Thursday after the N.C. Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting earlier in the day.

U.S. 17 Bypass opens today; SW Greenville Bypass next week

JONES COUNTY, NC (WITN) – One major highway in Eastern Carolina is opening Thursday while another will be finished next week.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the new U.S. 17 Bypass in Jones County will have a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The 16.3-mile highway starts just below Belgade in Onslow County and connects to the existing U.S. 17 Bypass in Craven County. >>READ MORE