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Greensboro Urban Loop (Future I-840)

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-2524C, U-2524D (Western Loop) and U-2525B, U-2525C (Eastern Loop)
Project Type:
 New freeway construction
Affected Counties:
 Guilford
Estimated Cost:
 Over $1 Billion

Description

The Greensboro Urban Loop (the future I-840) is a new freeway skirting the city of Greensboro, in effect bypassing the city and the section of I-40 that runs through it. When completed in 2021, the Greensboro Urban Loop will be a 44-mile bypass.

It is intended to provide a more direct route for traffic coming from south and east of the city and traveling to points north and west of the city. Currently, drivers must use I-40 to pass through town.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has said that the project will improve congestion on I-40, particularly where it connects with businesses along I-85 and U.S. 29, 70, 220 and 421. And when completed, residents north of the city will have faster access to the airport.

The entire project will be built in four phases, each of which is in various stages of design and development, as outlined below.

The Greensboro Urban Loop is included in the Urban Loops Projects Acceleration Plan, and the NCDOT has said that it will use bonds to accelerate the project to provide jobs for the local community.

Click here for the entire Greensboro Urban Loop Map

News/Publications

Other Sources

NCDOT

Transportation Project Update

Western Loop – NCDOT TIP # U-2524C

This six-lane portion of the Greensboro Urban Loop will stretch from Bryan Boulevard (SR 2176) to Battleground Avenue (U.S. 220) and will complete the Bryan Boulevard interchange, as well as a new interchange connecting the Greensboro Loop to U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue).

Estimated Cost: $123,000,000

Click here to view a map of Bryan Boulevard to Battleground Avenue

 Schedule

  • Right of way acquisition – Completed
  • Start construction – 2013
  • End construction – 2018

Western Loop – NCDOT TIP # U-2524D

This six-lane section of the Loop will stretch from U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) to Lawndale Drive in northwest Greensboro. Construction includes completion of the U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) interchange and a new interchange that connects the Loop to Lawndale Drive.

Estimated Cost: $88,100,000

Click here to view a map of Battleground Avenue to Lawndale Drive

Schedule

  • Right of way acquisition – 2016
  • Start construction – 2017

Property Takings

More than 75 parcels of land will be affected by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $20,000,000 for right-of-way takings for this section. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation, or
call 1-877-393-4990.

Eastern Loop – NCDOT TIP # U-2525B

This four-lane section will stretch from U.S. 70 to U.S. 29 north of Greensboro. The NCDOT will also complete the U.S. 70 interchange and build two new interchanges that will connect the Greensboro Loop to Huffine Mill Road and U.S. 29.

Estimated Cost: $112,000,000

U.S. 70 to U.S. 29 north of Greensboro

2525b

Schedule

  • Right of way acquisition – Completed
  • Start construction – 2014
  • End construction – 2018

Property Takings

More than 200 parcels of land were taken for this project at a cost of nearly $30,000,000 for right-of-way takings.

Eastern Loop – NCDOT TIP # U-2525C

This six-lane section of the Greensboro Urban Loop will run from U.S. 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive in northern Greensboro. As part of this project, the NCDOT will complete the U.S. 29 and Lawndale Drive interchanges and build two new interchanges that will connect the Greensboro Loop to Yanceyville Street and North Elm Street.

Estimated Cost: $139,000,000

U.S. 29 north of Greensboro to Lawndale Drive in northern Greensboro

2525c

Schedule

  • Right of way acquisition – 2016
  • Start construction – 2018

Property Takings

More than 90 parcels of land will be affected by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $14,245,000 for right-of-way takings for this section. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation, or call
1-877-393-4990.