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.