Transportation - Highways
US Highway 70
Highway 70 runs east and west through the heart of Lenoir County and
is one of the most important highways to the region. Beginning to the east on
the Atlantic Ocean, this highway connects major Eastern Region cities including
Morehead City, New Bern, Kinston, and Goldsboro. It continues west through the
Raleigh-Durham area, and can be used as a connector to either I-40 or I-95.
I-40, only 39 miles from Kinston, is a major east-west Interstate, bordering the
region on the southwest. It connects the region with Wilmington, Raleigh-Durham,
Greensboro, and extends west to Barstow, California.
I-95, only 47 miles from Kinston, is a major north-south Interstate, bordering
the region on the west and entering Wilson and Nash Counties. This interstate
connects the Region south to Florida, and north into Maine. It is considered one
of the most important travel routes on the East Coast.
Other major highways in Lenoir County and the region include US 258, NC 58,
NC 55, NC 11, NC 24, US 17, US 64, and US 117.