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Greensboro Urban Loop

Description

The Greensboro Urban Loop is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to improve traffic flow within the city. Construction of the loop will allow traffic to bypass Greensboro. It will help improve congestion on existing I-40, particularly in the area where I-40, I-85 Business and U.S. Routes 29, 70, 220 and 421 all run concurrently. The loop provides a more direct route for traffic heading from south and east of Greensboro to destinations north and west of the city.

As part of Gov. Perdue’s Urban Loops Projects Acceleration Plan, NCDOT will utilize GARVEE Bonds to accelerate construction of the Greensboro Urban Loop. This project will put people to work while connecting businesses to their customers.

For more information on Urban Loop Prioritization and Work Plans please visit our Transportation Reform website.

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:

  • Western Loop from north of Bryan Boulevard to US 220 (Battleground Avenue) - U-2524C
  • Currently acquiring right of way
  • Construction scheduled to begin in 2013
  • Western Loop from US 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive - U-2524D
  • Currently acquiring right of way
  • Construction scheduled to begin in 2017
  • Eastern Loop from US 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive - U-2525C
  • Right of way acquisition scheduled to begin in 2016
  • Construction scheduled to begin in 2019
  • Eastern Loop from US 70 Relocation to US 29 north of Greensboro - U-2525B
  • Right of way acquisition scheduled to begin in 2012
  • Construction scheduled to begin in 2014

There are two future projects that will add interchanges to the Greensboro Loop:

TIP Projects U-2524F and U-2525D are currently unfunded. Project planning studies, right of way acquisition, and construction for these projects will occur in the future.

Noise Information
Anytime 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." Below is additional information concerning "Protected Corridors."

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


Western Loop from north of Bryan Boulevard to US 220 (Battleground Avenue) - 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
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $101M
  • Property Acquisition Status:
    In Progress
  • Construction Start:
    FY 2013

Description

Construct a six-lane freeway from north of Bryan Boulevard to US 220 (Battleground Avenue).

News & Updates

A post hearing meeting was held on March 9, 2011 to discuss the verbal and written comments from the "Transportation Corridor Official Map Act" Public Hearing for projects U-2524C and U-2524D. See the meeting minutes for further information.

The recently completed air quality analysis, known as the Federal PM 2.5 Qualitative Hot Spot Analysis, for the proposed Greensboro Western Urban Loop is available for public review. The air quality analysis is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposed transportation projects that meet specific criteria and assesses localized emissions impacts to determine project-level air quality conformity. The analysis indicated that both sections of the Greensboro Western Urban Loop project meet all of the related project-level conformity requirements and will not increase the frequency or severity of, or cause or contribute to a new violation of these requirements. See the hotspot analysis report and hotspot analysis public review and comment period press release for further information.

Overview and Purpose

The Greensboro Urban Loop is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to build an urban loop around Greensboro to improve traffic flow within the city. This project proposes to 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 to accommodate all traffic movements. NCDOT also proposes to construct a new interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to US 220 (Battleground Avenue).

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was signed in 1991. The Final Environmental Impact Statement, and the Record of Decision were published in 1995. A design public hearing was held in 1996 to show the designs and protected corridor to the public. A Corridor Official Map Act Public Hearing was held on October 25, 2010 to show the current designs and revised protected corridor to the public. See the Project Archives section below for further information.

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.
  • Cul-de-sac 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).

Project Archives


Western Loop from US 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive - 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
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $88.1M
  • Property Acquisition Status: In Progress
  • Construction Start: FY 2017

Description

Construct a new six-lane freeway from US 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive

News & Updates

A post hearing meeting was held on March 9, 2011 to discuss the verbal and written comments from the "Transportation Corridor Official Map Act" Public Hearing for projects U-2524C and U-2524D. See the meeting minutes for further information.

The recently completed air quality analysis, known as the Federal PM 2.5 Qualitative Hot Spot Analysis, for the proposed Greensboro Western Urban Loop is available for public review. The air quality analysis is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposed transportation projects that meet specific criteria and assesses localized emissions impacts to determine project-level air quality conformity. The analysis indicated that both sections of the Greensboro Western Urban Loop project meet all of the related project-level conformity requirements and will not increase the frequency or severity of, or cause or contribute to a new violation of these requirements. See the hotspot analysis report and hotspot analysis public review and comment period press release for further information.

Overview and Purpose

The Greensboro Urban Loop is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to build an urban loop around Greensboro to improve traffic flow within the city. This project proposes to 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 to accommodate all traffic movements. NCDOT also proposes to construct a new interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to Lawndale Drive.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was signed in 1991. The Final Environmental Impact Statement, and the Record of Decision were published in 1995. A design public hearing was held in 1996 to show the designs and protected corridor to the public. A Corridor Official Map Act Public Hearing was held on October 25, 2010 to show the current designs and revised protected corridor to the public. See the Project Archives section below for further information.

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.
  • Cul-de-sac 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.

Project Archives


Eastern Loop from US 70 Relocation to US 29 north of Greensboro - 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
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $119M
  • Property Acquisition Start:
    FY 2012
  • Construction Start:
    FY 2014

Description

Construct a new four-lane freeway from US 70 Relocation to US 29 north of Greensboro.

News & Updates

A post hearing meeting was held on March 9, 2011 to discuss the verbal and written comments from the “Transportation Corridor Official Map Act” Public Hearing for projects U-2525B and U-2525C. See the meeting minutes for further information.

Overview and Purpose

The Greensboro Urban Loop is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to build an urban loop around Greensboro to improve traffic flow within the city. This project proposes to 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 to accommodate all traffic movements. NCDOT also proposes to construct two new interchanges connecting the Greensboro Loop to Huffine Mill Road and US 29.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was signed in 1992. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was signed in 1994, and the Record of Decision was published in 1995. Public hearings were held in 1995 and 1996 to show the designs and protected corridor to the public.

A public meeting was held in 2009 to let the public know that the project was still a viable project and to show the most recent designs, including any changes.

A Corridor Official Map Act Public Hearing was held on October 18, 2010 to show the current designs and revised protected corridor to the public.

See the Project Archives section below for further information.

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.
  • Cul-de-sac 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 cul-de-sac Sanctuary Drive.
  • Cul-de-sac Assembly Road.
  • Cul-de-sac Langside Drive.
  • Eliminate White Rock Road.
  • Eliminate Grafton Road.
  • Construct service roads along US 29 to allow access to properties affected by access control fencing.

Project Archives


Eastern Loop from US 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive - 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
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $139M
  • Property Acquisition Start: FY2016
  • Construction Start: FY 2019

Description

Construct a new six-lane freeway from US 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive.

News & Updates

A post hearing meeting was held on March 9, 2011 to discuss the verbal and written comments from the “Transportation Corridor Official Map Act” Public Hearing for projects U-2525B and U-2525C. See the meeting minutes for further information.

Overview and Purpose

The Greensboro Urban Loop is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to build an urban loop around Greensboro to improve traffic flow within the city. This project proposes to construct a six-lane freeway from US 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 interchange to accommodate all traffic movements. NCDOT also proposes to construct two new interchanges connecting the Greensboro Loop to Yanceyville Street and North Elm Street.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was signed in 1992. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was signed in 1994, and the Record of Decision was published in 1995. Public hearings were held in 1995 and 1996 to show the designs and protected corridor to the public.

A public meeting was held in 2009 to let the public know that the project was still a viable project and to show the most recent designs, including any changes.

A Corridor Official Map Act Public Hearing was held on October 18, 2010 to show the current designs and revised protected corridor to the public.

See the Project Archives section below for further information.

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.
  • Cul-de-sac Watlington Road.
  • Connect Pindals Road to Candlenut Road and eliminate the intersection of Pindals Road and Summit Avenue.

Project Archives


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.