This project creates a direct connection between the Durham Freeway and US 70. Improvements to US 70 from Pleasant Drive to north of Holloway Street (NC 98) are also scheduled. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2014. Right-of-way negotiations were recently halted when state engineers realized their current design would create significant traffic visibility problems on the new road. Engineers are reworking their design to flatten some areas and move the road’s route away from existing utility lines.