The penultimate part of the Greensboro City Loop opens Information
GREENSBORO, NC, WINSTON-SALEM, NC, HIGH POINT, NC – The NC Department of Transportation opened a new section of the Greensboro Urban Loop on Wednesday, about a year ahead of schedule.
With the opening of the new 2-mile stretch between Lawndale Drive and North Elm Street, it only takes one section of the freeway to complete a 49-mile loop around Greensboro. The 4-mile section between North Elm Street and US 29 is expected to open in early 2023, weather permitting.
“We all at NCDOT are proud to have this come to fruition,” said Eric Boyette, North Carolina Secretary of Transportation. “This project will connect Greensboro and its northern neighbors to the rest of our state like never before.”
Boyette joined NC Board of Transportation Chairman Mike Fox, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Guilford County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin “Skip” Alston, and NCDOT Division 7 engineer Wright Archer to create the special Announcement to make Tuesday on the new bridge over Lawndale Drive.
“This section of the Greensboro Urban Loop opening will bring tremendous benefits to Guilford County for years to come,” said Alston. “We look to the future with confidence, optimism and great anticipation for the completion of the entire project in the near future.”
Interstate 840 – the designation that follows the loop north of Greensboro from I-40 on the east side to I-85 on the southwest side – will meet the significant transportation needs for the Triad region.
The freeway will clear traffic jams that have clogged Greensboro’s major arteries for years, including I-40, US 29, and US 220, and provide better links between the city and locations to the north.