Eastern Section of Greensboro Urban Loop Opened Wednesday Night!
NCDOT GSO Urban Loop -
Posted on Wednesday December 06, 2017
Eastern section of Greensboro Urban Loop opened Wednesday night, Dec. 6th, to traffic ahead of schedule. Early opening to benefit thousands of drivers!

Eastern Section of Greensboro Urban Loop Opens Tonight to Traffic a Year
Ahead of Schedule

Early opening to benefit thousands of drivers

GREENSBORO – Originally slated for completion in December 2018, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors have exceeded
the project delivery date of the Eastern Loop phase of construction of theGreensboro Urban Loop by more than a year, opening that
portion of the loop to traffic at Wednesday.

“One major department goal is to meet project deadlines, and we are delighted that with encouragement through incentives and weather
conducive for construction, the contractor was able to complete this section early,” said Board of Transportation Chair and Division Seven
Board Member Michael Fox, who represents Guilford, Alamance, Caswell, Orange and Rockingham Counties.

“The contractor, Flatiron Construction/Blythe Development, hired extra crews, brought in sub-contractors, used additional equipment, worked
overtime and weekends, all to get the work done early for some 30,000 vehicles that will travel on that section of highway,” said Division Seven
Engineer Mike Mills.

Contractors built the four-lane freeway between the U.S. 70 relocation and U.S. 29, completed the U.S. 70 interchange and built two new
interchanges connecting the Greensboro Loop to Huffine Mill Road and U.S. 29.

Projected traffic volume along this section of highway will be around 58,000 vehicles per day by 2040, giving travelers from Virginia to
northern Rockingham County the ability to get to I-40/85 in a more timely manner, while reducing congestion.

So what’s next? The Western Loop is scheduled to open, weather permitting. This will complete the loop with the exception of the last segment,
between Battleground Avenue and Lawndale Drive, and Lawndale Avenue and U.S. 29. A contract for that work will be awarded in March 2018.

Once complete, the loop will allow traffic to bypass Greensboro and improve congestion on I-40, particularly in the loop that includes I-40, I-85
Business and U.S. routes 29, 70, 220 and 421.

NCDOT thanks motorists for their continued patience and urges drivers to watch for changing traffic patterns.



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