$19.2 million widening of one-mile stretch of Alston Avenue from the Durham Freeway north to Holloway Street. North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to make Alston Avenue a four-lane road divided by a median and calls for widening and other improvements for more than a mile. The work will include sidewalks on both sides of the road and either wider outside lanes to accommodate bicycles or designated bike lanes. There will also be retaining walls, railroad track work and new railroad bridges. The Family Fare convenience store between the Pettigrew St. bridge and 147 plans to demolish the existing store and build a newer and bigger one that is set further back from the road. The project is scheduled to wrap up in late 2019.