The Greensboro Urban Loop was part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to improve traffic flow within and around the city. Completion of the loop now allows traffic to bypass Greensboro and improve congestion on existing Interstate 40, particularly along the section that includes I-40, I-85 Business and U.S. Routes 29, 70, 220 and 421.
The final section of the project, between North Elm Street and U.S. 29, was opened to traffic on Jan. 23, 2023 - completing a full loop around the city.
Interstate 840 – the designation that follows the loop north of Greensboro from I-40/85 on the eastern side to I-40 on the western side – meets significant transportation needs for the Triad region.