Once complete, the East End Connector will be a 3.9-mile four-lane freeway with space for a future third lane in each direction.
In addition to building a new roadway, work involves building 16 bridges, rehabilitating four others and installing four culverts on U.S. 70, N.C. 147 and other locations in project area.
Work is also underway along U.S. 70 from Pleasant Drive to north of Holloway Street (N.C. 98) and includes improvements to Holloway Street (widening and interchange improvements), Muldee Street, Hoover Road, Carr Road, Lynn Road, Pleasant Road, East End Avenue, Rowena Avenue, Angier Avenue and Ellis Road.
Impacts to Traffic
Some short-term detours and lane closures are necessary during construction:
- Temporary detour alignment on N.C. 147
- Overnight lane closures during the week and weekends on U.S. 70 and N.C. 147 (dates and times will vary throughout construction)
- Temporary road closures – a maximum of 30 minutes – between midnight and 5 a.m. on U.S. 70, N.C 147, N.C. 98, Rowena Road, Ellis Road, Miami Boulevard, Lynn Road, Pleasant Road and Angier Avenue
- Holloway Street detour from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends.
Lane closures will be prohibited on southbound N.C. 147 between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. when there are events at the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
There will be no lane closures during peak travel times – 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. on weekdays.