A five mile length of local highway is dedicated to Goldsboro’s mayor.
The stretch of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass from N. Berkeley Boulevard (U.S. 13) to N. Beston Road will now be known as the “Chuck Allen Highway.”
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s official dedication ceremony took place Friday morning at the Wayne County Courthouse.
Mayor Allen was joined by family, friends and other community leaders for the event.
NCDOT Secretary Eric Boyette spoke about Mayor Allen’s decades of service to his community.
Boyette says Allen is a strong and steady advocate for his hometown of Goldsboro.
Allen was a founding member of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission and has been a part of the effort to see the highway’s eventual transformation into Interstate 42.
Tim Little, the former Chief Engineer and Division 4 Engineer for NCDOT, says Allen was an influential person in his life.
Goldsboro City Councilman Gene Aycock says the honor is well-deserved.
Aycock served with Allen on the Goldsboro Municipal Planning Organization, and he says the U.S. 70 Bypass wouldn’t have happened without Allen’s efforts.
Goldsboro City Councilman Bill Broadaway says this is just one example of Chuck’s work for his city the honor shows just how much Mayor Allen is respected.
Last month, the N.C. Board of Transportation approved dedicating the segment of highway in honor of Mayor Allen following requests from both the Goldsboro City Council and Wayne County Board of Commissioners.
The new “Chuck Allen Highway” signage was unveiled along the U.S. 70 Bypass on Friday right as the dedication ceremony was taking place.