NCDOT identified Alternative 9 as the selected design option in the Record of Decision.
Section A begins at the I-85/40 and N.C. 119 interchange and follow the existing road alignment for about 0.36 miles. The route then turns north onto a new location, passing to the west of the West End community and over the North Carolina Railroad tracks and U.S. 70 (West Center Street). It then turns northwest around Craftique Furniture and ends east of Mebane Rogers Road.
In May 2017, Section A was awarded for construction to Thalle Construction Company for $45.3 million.
Section B begins just east of Mebane Rogers Road and continues east before heading northeast and passing through a corner of the historic Cates Farm property and through the critical watershed boundary area of the Graham-Mebane Reservoir. The road ties back into existing N.C. 119 near Mrs. White Lane.
Other highlights includes:
- Overpasses at Holt Street, the North Carolina Railroad Tracks and U.S. 70
- A connector road between N.C. 119 and U.S. 70
- Replacing the bridge at the N.C. 119 and I-85/I-40 interchange to include additional travel lanes and widening the interchange ramps with additional lanes
- A Diverging Diamond Interchange design at the interchange
- Realigning or extending other area roads to connect with the relocated N.C. 119