Planning is underway to 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 the
East End Connector (currently under construction) 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.
The current State Transportation Improvement Program includes right of way. At this time, funding is unavailable for construction. However, the STIP is updated every two years and funding could be allocated in future updates.