Clarks exit rest stop off U.S. 70 opens in time for Christmas

December 24, 2016 - Picnic Time

CLARKS | Winter travelers looking for a mangle on a prolonged widen of U.S. 70 between Dover and New Bern are finally in luck.

The U.S. 70 Craven County Rest Area non-stop a doors this week, only in time for holiday travel.

The rest area sealed in Apr 2015 for renovations and was scheduled to free in Dec 2015.

A soppy winter, smoothness delays and subcontractor scheduling conflicts contributed to a one year opening delay, Cadmus Capehart, proprietor operative for a N.C. Department of Transportation, pronounced progressing this year.

The prior rest stop building stood for scarcely 40 years. The age of a building, constructional issues, upkeep costs and perplexing to move it adult to Americans with Disabilities Act standards were all reasons for a preference to rip it down and build a new one.

The new trickery includes wheelchair ramps, wider hallways, incomparable stalls and reduce sinks as good as a apart family restroom.

There is copiousness of parking with apart lots for cars and oversized vehicles and trailers. The rest area includes cruise tables and copiousness of space to travel pets on a control who need to widen their legs. Doggie bags are also located onsite for available cleanup.

Cadet Construction Company of Raleigh was a ubiquitous executive on a plan and a final estimated cost of a plan was coming $1 million.

While officials designed for a behind opening to take place in June, construction continued on a plan by a summer and fall.

The rest area is located during a Clarks exit off of U.S. 70 and can be accessed from a eastward or westbound lanes.


Contact Jennifer Cannon during 252-635-5671. Follow her on Twitter during JCannonNBSJ.

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