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 along the section that includes I-40, I-85 Business and U.S. Routes 29, 70, 220 and 421.
Four sections make up the 16.5-mile Greensboro Urban Loop project, which will complete a 49-mile-long loop around the city. Only the section between North Elm Street and U.S. 29 is still under construction.
Interstate 840 – the designation that will follow the loop north of Greensboro from I-40 on the eastern side to I-85 on the southwest side – will meet significant transportation needs for the Triad region.