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