U.S. 70 Business - Clayton / Smithfield

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The longest of seven business routes for U.S. 70 in North Carolina, the branch through Clayton and Smithfield in Johnston County is 19.76 miles long. U.S. 70 Business was extended west to I-40 near Garner when the Clayton Bypass opened for U.S. 70 to the south. This was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on May 6, 2008.

U.S. 70 Business East

Ramps from I-40 combine one half mile ahead of the exit for Greenfield Parkway (SR 4142).
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Confirming marker posted east of the diamond interchange (Exit 95) with Interstate 95 at Smithfield.
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U.S. 70 Business east to U.S. 70 leads ten miles to Princeton and 23 miles to Goldsboro.
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U.S. 70 intersects Yelverton Grove Road (SR 2508 / SR 2301) ahead of this shield assembly.
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Eastbound reassurance marker posted after the succeeding intersections with JR Road (SR 2301) north and Hill Road (SR 2509) south.
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Firetower Road (SR 2440) spurs northeast from U.S. 70 ahead of this shield. Prior to 2017, Firetower Road continued north across U.S. 70 to U.S. 70A.
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U.S. 70 Business previously ended at a signalized intersection with U.S. 70 across from Peedin Street Extension (SR 2307). A parclo A2 interchange (Exit 337) was constructed in its place.
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The exchange for U.S. 70 Business and Peedin Street Extension along U.S. 70 was completed on November 6, 2017. The crossover at Firetower Road was subsequently closed.1
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U.S. 70 Business West

U.S. 70 Business (E Market Street) west at Dogwood Street north and College Road (SR 2560) south to Johnston Community College in Smithfield.
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N Third Street is part of SR 1003 northeast from Downtown Smithfield to Buffalo Road.
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U.S. 70 Business (W Market Street) crosses the Neuse River west from Downtown Smithfield.
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NC 210 branches west from U.S. 70 Business at West Smithfield.
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Wilsons Mill Road (SR 1913) stems north from U.S. 70 Business (W Market Street) to the town of Wilsons Mills.
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M Durwood Stephenson Highway (SR 1923) arcs across West Smithfield to a traffic light with U.S. 70 Business.
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Reassurance marker posted ahead of Barbour Road (SR 1918) east.
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U.S. 70 Business intersects Swift Creek Road (SR 1501) at Whitley Heights.
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U.S. 70 Business crosses paths with U.S. 70 (Clayton Bypass) at the unincorporated community of Powhatan.
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U.S. 70 (Clayton Bypass) travels west to Interstate 40.
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Entering the directional cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 40 south of Raleigh.
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An end shield was posted beyond the gore point for I-40 west. Construction with the widening of I-40 south from I-440 to NC 42 added a signalized entrance ramp from U.S. 70 east at this location.
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U.S. 70 splits with I-40 west along a commercial arterial leading into the town of Garner. U.S. 70 east overlaps with I-40 east to the Clayton Bypass (Future I-42).
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U.S. 70 Business scenes

Greenfield Parkway (SR 4142) north at the parclo interchange with U.S. 70 Business located just east of I-40/U.S. 70 at Garner.
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U.S. 70 Business concludes 1.03 miles to the west of Greenfield Parkway where U.S. 70 separates from I-40 west into Garner.
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Outlet Center Drive loops west from a roundabout to Smithfield Crossing Drive and U.S. 70 Business (E Market Street) at Town Center Place in Smithfield.
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Approaching U.S. 70 Business (E Market Street) on Outlet Center Drive south.
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Sources:
  1. "New U.S. 70 Interchange in Johnston County to Open." North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), press release. November 3, 2017.


Photo Credits:

12/16/07, 12/15/16, 01/18/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 40
Interstate 95
U.S. 70

Page Updated 07-31-2020.