The partial cloverleaf interchange was selected as the preferred alternative. The proposed work would include converting the existing Liberty Road overpass to the preferred alternative, a partial cloverleaf interchange with ramps in the southeast and northwest portions of the interchange:
- The southeast portion would include on- and off-ramps for eastbound I-40.
- The northwest portion would include the on- and off-ramps for westbound I-40.
In addition, Liberty Road between the Smokey Park Highway/Dogwood Road/N.C. 151 intersection and Monte Vista Road would be realigned with two lanes north of I-40 and four lanes south of I-40.