NCDOT identified Alternative 9 as the selected design option in the Record of Decision.
Section A will begin at the I-85/40 and N.C. 119 interchange and follow the existing road alignment for about 0.36 miles. The route will then turn northward 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). The alternative then turns northwest around Craftique Furniture and ends east of Mebane Rogers Road.
In May 2017, Section A was awarded for construction to Thaille Construction Company for $45.3 million.
Section B will begin just east of Mebane Rogers Road and continues east before heading northeast and passing through a corner of the historic Cates Farm property as well as 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 work includes:
- Building overpasses at Holt Street, the North Carolina Railroad Tracks and U.S. 70
- Building a connector road between the proposed N.C. 119 and U.S. 70
- Replacing the bridge at the N.C. 119/I-85/I-40 interchange to include additional travel lanes and widening the interchange ramps with additional lanes
- Realigning or extending other area roads to connect with the relocated N.C. 119