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GREENSBORO, N.C. — NCDOT is trying to complete a missing link in the Interstate 73 corridor, and some homes, like Armando Soto’s, are right in the middle of one of the proposed routes.

The proposed freeway would be built on a new location connecting Highway 68 near the proposed Highway 220 connector with Bryan Boulevard. NCDOT said this area is west of the Greensboro Loop.

The plan is to ease traffic flow, but NCDOT officials said the I-73 connector probably won’t be completed until 2020.

Soto, a retired contractor, is living in his dream house on Calico Drive in Greensboro. Soto stated the travel efficiency of a proposed new I-73 section will mean a decrease in his property value.

“I guess with the market the way it has been, everything has gone down to some degree,” Soto said.

There are currently two alternatives for the I-73 connector. NCDOT officials will discuss plans and take suggestions at a public meeting on Monday, May 7 from 4-7 p.m. in Board Room 101 of the 7800 Concourse Building. It’s located at 7800 Airport Center Drive in Greensboro.

View the maps to be presented at the public hearing on the NCDOT website.