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Greensboro Urban Loop

Project Overview and Purpose

The Greensboro Urban Loop is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to improve traffic flow within and around the city. Construction of the loop will allow traffic to bypass Greensboro and improve congestion on existing I-40, particularly in the loop that includes I-40, I-85 Business and U.S. Routes 29, 70, 220 and 421.

There are four projects in various stages of the construction process, which will complete the remaining 15 miles of the 44-mile long loop around the city. Starting at the western end near Piedmont Triad International Airport and working eastward to US 70, the projects are detailed below.


Western Loop (U-2524C)

Project Map: U-2524C
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Map (16.3mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2524C
  • Status: Under construction
  • Estimated Cost: $123,000,000
  • Project Team: Vecellio & Grogan Construction
  • Property Acquisition Status:
    In Progress
  • Construction Start:
    FY 2013
Project Documents

Description

Construct a six-lane freeway from north of Bryan Boulevard to US 220 (Battleground Avenue) in Northwest Greensboro. As part of this project, NCDOT will complete the Bryan Boulevard interchange. NCDOT will also construct a new interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to US 220 (Battleground Avenue).

News and Updates

Construction began in October 2013, and is expected to be complete in March 2018.

Project Highlights

  • Construct a six-lane freeway from north of Bryan Boulevard to US 220 (Battleground Avenue).
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop / Bryan Boulevard Extension interchange providing Northern Greensboro with a more direct route to the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
  • Construct a bridge on Fleming Road and Horsepen Creek Road over the Greensboro Loop.
  • Construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Oneida Road north of the Greensboro Loop.
  • Construct bridges on the Greensboro Loop over Drawbridge Parkway and Horsepen Creek tributary and wetlands.
  • Construct an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and US 220 (Battleground Avenue).

Western Loop (U-2524D)

Project Map: U-2524D
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Map (16.3mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2524D
  • Status: In development
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $88.1M
  • Property Acquisition Status: In Progress
  • Construction Start: FY 2017
Project Documents

Description

Construct a six-lane freeway from US 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive in Northwest Greensboro. As part of this project, NCDOT will complete the US 220 (Battleground Avenue) interchange. NCDOT will also construct a new interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to Lawndale Drive (scheduled for 2016).

News and Updates

Right of Way is currently being acquired and construction is scheduled to begin in 2016.

Project Highlights

  • Construct a six-lane freeway from US 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop / US 220 (Battleground Avenue) interchange.
  • Construct a bridge on Lake Brandt Road Extension over the Greensboro Loop.
  • Construct a pedestrian bridge over the Greensboro Loop to tie the proposed bikeway along Old Battleground Avenue to the existing 10’ path.
  • Extend Lake Brandt Road to Cotswald Avenue.
  • Realign Cotswald Terrace at its intersection with Cotswald Avenue.
  • Construct a Cul-de-sac at the end of Old Battleground Road south of the Greensboro Loop.
  • End Old Battleground Road at Lake Brandt Road north of the Greensboro Loop.
  • Construct an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and Lawndale Drive.

Eastern Loop (U-2525B)

Project Map: U-2525B
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Map (8.5mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2525B
  • Status: Under construction
  • Estimated Cost: $112,000,000
  • Project Team: Flatiron Construction/Blythe Development Joint Venture
  • Property Acquisition Start:
    FY 2012
  • Construction Start:
    FY 2014
Project Documents

Description

Construct a four-lane freeway from US 70 Relocation to US 29 north of Greensboro. As part of this project, NCDOT will complete the US 70 interchange. NCDOT will also construct two new interchanges connecting the Greensboro Loop to Huffine Mill Road and US 29.

News and Updates

Construction began in August 2014 and should be complete on December 2018.

Project Highlights

  • Construct a four-lane freeway from US 70 Relocation to US 29 north of Greensboro.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop / US 70 interchange.
  • Realign Huffine Mill Road from Oakleigh Road to Harvest Road.
  • Construct an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and realigned Huffine Mill Road.
  • Construct bridges on the Greensboro Loop over Camp Burton Road, North Buffalo Creek, Rankin Mill Road, and Hines Chapel Road.
  • Construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Briarmeade Road north and south of the Greensboro Loop.
  • Realign McKnight Mill Road from Briarmeade Road to Link Road.
  • Construct a bridge on realigned McKnight Mill Road over the Greensboro Loop.
  • Construct an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and US 29.
  • Modify the US 29 / Hicone Road interchange.
  • Extend and construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Sanctuary Drive.
  • Construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Assembly Road.
  • Construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Langside Drive.
  • Eliminate a portion of White Rock Road.
  • Eliminate Grafton Road.
  • Construct service roads along US 29 to allow access to properties affected by access control fencing.

Eastern Loop (U-2525C)

Project Map: U-2525C
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Map (8.5mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2525C
  • Status: In development
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $139M
  • Property Acquisition Start: FY2016
  • Construction Start: FY 2019
Project Documents

Description

Construct a six-lane freeway from U.S. 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive in Northern Greensboro. As part of this project, NCDOT will complete the US 29 interchange and the Lawndale Drive. NCDOT will also construct two new interchanges that connect the Greensboro Loop to Yanceyville Street and North Elm Street.

News and Updates

Right of Way acquisition is scheduled to begin in 2016 and construction is scheduled to start in 2018.

Project Highlights

  • Construct a six-lane freeway from US 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop / US 29 interchange.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop / Lawndale Drive interchange.
  • Construct bridges on the Greensboro Loop over Lees Chapel Road and Norfolk Southern Railroad.
  • Construct a bridge on Summit Avenue, North Church Street and Lake Jeanette Road over the Greensboro Loop.
  • Construct an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and Yanceyville Road.
  • Construct an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and North Elm Street.
  • Construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Watlington Road.
  • Connect Pindals Road to Candlenut Road and eliminate the intersection of Pindals Road and Summit Avenue.

Proposed Future Projects

  • Construct an interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to the proposed Fleming Road Extension that will also connect to Lewistown Road, TIP Project U-2524F (currently unfunded).
  • Construct an interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to the proposed Cone Boulevard Extension, TIP Project U-2525D (currently unfunded). For more information, read the Cone Boulevard Extension Feasibility Study.

Note: Project planning studies, right of way acquisition and construction for these projects are not yet planned.

Noise Information

Any time there is a change in your surroundings, noise changes. A new or expanded road will change the noise level due to increased traffic. The Department of Transportation seeks to reduce predicted noise increases for nearby residents. The links below include basic information on traffic noise and our efforts to reduce it as much as possible. The maps include neighborhoods located near the Greensboro Urban Loop, and the maps are color-coded based on when the neighborhoods were planned.

Corridor Protection Information

Property that will be needed in the future to build the Greensboro Urban Loop has been placed in what is called a "Protected Corridor."

Contact Information

Patty Eason
NCDOT, Division 7 Construction Engineer

  • Email: Contact Us
  • Phone: (336) 487-0000
  • Address:
    PO Box 14996
    1584 Yanceyville Street
    Greensboro, NC 27415-4996

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.