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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 construction that 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 U.S. 70, the projects are detailed below.


Western Loop (U-2524C)

Project Map: U-2524C
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Map (5.8mb)

- Section 1 (2.9mb)

- Section 2 (7.7mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2524C
  • Status: Under construction
  • Estimated Cost: $123 million
  • Project Team: Vecellio & Grogan Construction
  • Property Acquisition Status:
    Complete
  • Start Date:
    FY 2013
  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2018
Project Documents

Description

Build a six-lane freeway from north of Bryan Boulevard to U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) in northwest Greensboro. NCDOT will complete the Bryan Boulevard interchange and build a new interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue).

News and Updates

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

Project Highlights

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

Western Loop (U-2524D)

Project Map: U-2524D
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Map (5.8mb)

- Section 1 (2.9mb)

- Section 2 (7.7mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2524D
  • Status: In development
  • Project Team: Flatiron Construction
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $88.1 million; contract bid: $58 million
  • Property Acquisition Status: In Progress
  • Construction Start: October 2016
Project Documents

Description

Build a six-lane freeway from U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive in northwest Greensboro. As part of this project, NCDOT will complete the U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) interchange and build 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 October 2016.

Project Highlights

  • Build a six-lane freeway from U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop/U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) interchange.
  • Build a bridge on Lake Brandt Road Extension over the Greensboro Loop.
  • Build a pedestrian bridge over the Greensboro Loop to tie the proposed bikeway along Old Battleground Avenue to the existing 10-foot path.
  • Extend Lake Brandt Road to Cotswold Avenue.
  • Realign Cotswold Terrace at its intersection with Cotswold 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.
  • Build 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 Maps

- Section 1 (5.8mb)

- Section 2 (8.5mb)

- Section 3 (8.5mb)

- Section 3a (8.6mb)

- Section 4 (7.2mb)

- Section 5 (9.7mb)

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

Description

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

News and Updates

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

Project Highlights

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

Eastern Loop (U-2525C)

Project Map: U-2525C
Project Map

2010 Public Hearing Maps

- Section 1 (5.8mb)

- Section 2 (8.5mb)

- Section 3 (8.5mb)

- Section 3a (8.6mb)

- Section 4 (7.2mb)

- Section 5 (9.7mb)

Project Fast Facts
  • County: Guilford
  • Type of Project: New Roadway
  • STIP Number: U-2525C
  • Status: In development
  • Estimated Cost: Construction $139 million
  • Property Acquisition Start: FY 2016
  • Construction Start: 2018
Project Documents

Description

Build 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 U.S. 29 interchange and the Lawndale Drive interchange. 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

  • Build a six-lane freeway from U.S. 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop/U.S. 29 interchange.
  • Complete the Greensboro Loop/Lawndale Drive interchange.
  • Build bridges on the Greensboro Loop over Lees Chapel Road and Norfolk Southern Railroad.
  • Build bridges on Summit Avenue, North Church Street and Lake Jeanette Road over the Greensboro Loop.
  • Build an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and Yanceyville Road.
  • Build an interchange at the intersection of the Greensboro Loop and North Elm Street.
  • Build 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

  • Build an interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to the proposed Fleming Road Extension that will also connect to Lewistown Road (TIP Project U-2524F, which is currently unfunded).
  • Build an interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to the proposed Cone Boulevard Extension (TIP Project U-2525D, which is 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 surroundings, noise changes. A new or expanded road will change the noise level due to increased traffic. NCDOT seeks to reduce predicted noise increases for nearby residents. (Learn more about this process.)

On Feb. 29, 2016, NCDOT held a public meeting to discuss proposed noise walls between Battleground Avenue and Lawndale Drive. The following maps and slides were presented:

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."

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did the location of the protected corridor change? 

The location and size of the protected corridor has increased and decreased in certain areas along the remaining sections of the Greensboro Urban loop. These changes are a result of NCDOT's continuing efforts to refine the proposed design to avoid and minimize impacts to the environment while also meeting the future transportation demands along the corridor.

Why did the number of proposed lanes increase? 

Originally, the Greensboro Urban Loop was proposed as a four-lane highway (two lanes in each direction) from U.S. 70 westward to Bryan Boulevard near Piedmont Triad International Airport. The current design calls for adding another lane in each direction, making the segment a six-lane highway from the proposed interchange with U.S. 29 westward to the interchange with Bryan Boulevard near Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Since the planning and environmental studies were completed in the mid-1990s, growth has increased in northern Greensboro. When NCDOT updated the traffic model for the project, the number of vehicles predicted to be using this part of the Greensboro Urban Loop increased, which required adding an extra lane in each direction along this part of the project.

The current design for the segment from U.S. 70 to U.S. 29 remains unchanged and will be constructed as a four-lane highway (two lanes in each direction).

If I am looking to buy or sell a home in the project area, how can I find out where any proposed transportation projects will be located? 

Local real estate agents are valuable resources, or you can contact the Greensboro Department of Transportation at (336) 373-2489 or NCDOT's Greensboro office at (336) 334-3192.

My property is within the protected corridor? Can I develop or improve my property? 

Please refer to NCDOT's Protected Corridor brochure for more information.

Where will the noise walls be located?  

Noise walls are proposed along portions of the Greensboro Urban Loop between Old Battleground Road and Lawndale Drive. Please see Corridor Public Meeting Map Sheet 2 to view these locations.



Contact Information

Patty Eason
NCDOT, Division 7 Construction Engineer
Send a message
(336) 487-0000
P.O. 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.