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U.S. 70 Improvements in Durham

​​​Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation has suspended work on this project.

This project would convert approximately 4 miles of U.S. 70 – from west of Lynn Road in Durham to east of Page Road Extension – to a controlled-access freeway.

Doing so would improve the connection between Interstate 885 in Durham and I-540 in Wake County.

The project would also improve traffic congestion, travel time and safety along U.S. 70.

Access to U.S. 70 would be provided at interchange locations. The intersection of U.S. 70 with South Miami Boulevard, Mineral Springs Road and Sherron Road would be converted to an interchange. The freeway classification means that there would no longer be driveways or intersections along this portion of U.S. 70 and new frontage roads, service roads or other local roadway connections would be evaluated.

The proposed project is being developed in conjunction with additional proposed improvements to U.S. 70 between Brier Creek Parkway and T.W. Alexander Drive in Raleigh.

Project Funding

This project will be reprioritized for funding in the next State Transportation Improvement Program​. A schedule for right of way, utilities and/or construction has not been finalized at this time.

9/13/2023 4:29 PM