How long will it be before we can drive around the entire 67-mile circle?

According to the NCDOT site, the work will be done in 3 phases:

1. N.C. 55 Bypass to U.S. 401

2. U.S. 401 to I-40, and

3. I-40 to U.S. 64/264 Bypass (I-495)

Construction could start in FY 2017, but with the Final EIS still due, I think 2018 is more likely. Assuming they don't start the next phase until the prior one is complete and it takes 2-3 years to complete each section, you're probably looking at 2025 as the earliest possible completion date for the entire loop, which, by the way is 70 miles around, not 67.