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Greensboro Urban Loop
« on: February 07, 2011, 03:57:27 PM »

Quick review: I-85 is rerouted around the southeastern side of Greensboro along the Urban Loop; a few years later, I-40 is also rerouted around the south side and shortly returned back to its original alignment through town; US 421 is rerouted to make up for the loss of I-40 (this section is also signed as I-73).

Any new developments since then?
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 04:50:48 PM »

NCDOT has received AASHTO approval for numbering I-840  and I-73 along the segment from I 40 north to Bryan Boulevard and I-840 along the segment from I 40 north to US 70, but has not changed any signage yet.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 05:13:59 PM »

Note that old US 421 between the loop and I-40 no longer has a signed number.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 04:46:27 PM »

According to this, the next section is to be constructed sometime this year, between US 70 and the part of US 29 that will also carry I-785 north to Virginia.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011, 06:24:47 PM »

That AAroads page is out of date. According to the NCDOT Outer Loop web page, http://www.ncdot.org/projects/greensborourbanloop/ , right-of-way acquisition for the segment from US 70 to US 29 is scheduled for 2015. The next segment scheduled is from Bryan Boulevard to US 220 with right-of-way acquisition to start this year. The rest of the loop is unfunded.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 02:23:55 PM »

Was just through there yesterday on my way to Boston from Atlanta. I gotta say, from what I saw where I-85 is concerned, once it's finished the entire way through NC, it will be a sweet drive. NC has done a really great job with the upgrades through the Triad area as well as Charlotte and you can see there's more to come.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 10:16:58 PM »

I just want to see the Greensboro Urban Loop complete... and now i hear that they plan to delay the projects for the Loop again.. WHAT... politics...
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 09:37:19 PM »

Thread resurrection!

So far, The Greensboro Urban Loop is nearly 3/4 complete.

The section of I-840 from I-73/Bryan Blvd interchange to US 220 will be open in March 2018, with the extension to Lawndale Drive currently under construction; while the Eastern section (I-785/I-840, but will only be signed as I-785 for now) from US 70 to US 29 will be open by the end of the year if possible even though it is scheduled to be complete in Dec. 2018.

They are starting the bid for the final section of the Loop between Lawndale and US 29.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 09:39:38 PM »

And signages are already up for I-785. I hope bob7374 sends in some photos. For more information on the GUL, (Greensboro Urban Loop), go to this website:

http://www.malmeroads.net/ncfutints/futloop.html
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 11:18:26 PM »

And signages are already up for I-785. I hope bob7374 sends in some photos. For more information on the GUL, (Greensboro Urban Loop), go to this website:

http://www.malmeroads.net/ncfutints/futloop.html

New photos have been posted in the link above in the section devoted to the Northeast Segment (I-785/I-840).

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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 01:23:57 PM »

The Eastern Urban Loop is now open from I-40/I-85 up to US 29. Now, the loop is nearly 3/4 complete with the western section between I-73/Bryan and US 220 interchanges still under construction and will be open on February 1, 2018 unless there is a weather delay.


The current section of the Northern Loop from Battleground (US 220) to Lawndale is already under construction, and the contract work for the final section of the Northern Loop (between Lawndale and US 29) is going out in March.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/eastern-portion-of-greensboro-urban-loop-has-opened-ncdot-says/article_05f2c82b-a555-5aa2-9f20-2b5cb743746d.html
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 01:55:50 PM »

Took a photo of I-785 the other day:



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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 04:20:45 PM »

The 785 portion is currently signed exclusively as I-785, right, with I-840 relegated to Future Interstate Corridor signs?
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 05:58:45 PM »

Will US 29 north of the Greensboro Loop ever receive an upgrade to Interstate 785? Or is that potential upgrade as far into the future as it was when US 29 was designated future Interstate 785 20 years ago?
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 02:56:33 PM »

The 785 portion is currently signed exclusively as I-785, right, with I-840 relegated to Future Interstate Corridor signs?


Yes. The Eastern Urban Loop is fully signed as I-785 between US 29 and I-40/85. I-840 isn't signed, but it is a hidden concurrency at least for now.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 03:00:59 PM »

Will US 29 north of the Greensboro Loop ever receive an upgrade to Interstate 785? Or is that potential upgrade as far into the future as it was when US 29 was designated future Interstate 785 20 years ago?


Yes, US 29 will eventually be upgraded to I-785 in the future. It isn't in NCDOT's plan for some reason (should be), as the only part of US 29 that needs a upgrade is the section between Hicone Rd (which was upgraded). and the Business 29 split just south of Reidsville in Guilford County.

The only portion of US 29 that is in NCDOT's plan is to reconstruct the Reddy Fork/Summit Ave and US 29 interchange that will upgrade that section of US 29 to interstate standards which won't happen until sometime in 2020, i believe.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 11:49:52 PM »

I have posted photos Strider sent to me of the new segment of the Loop on my NC Future Interstates Greensboro Loop site including this of the new I-785 (with room for a future I-840 shield) exit sign on US 29 South:


The full set can be found here in the Northeast Segment section: http://www.malmeroads.net/ncfutints/futloop.html

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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2017, 09:54:29 AM »

One interesting note is that I-840 will have a concurrency on both sides: I-73 to the west, and I-785 to the east.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 10:13:12 AM »

One interesting note is that I-840 will have a concurrency on both sides: I-73 to the west, and I-785 to the east.

It will also be only the second concurrency of two 3di's in the entire country, the other being I-271 and I-480 near Cleveland. NC will also have another eventually: 795 and 587.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 12:59:24 PM »

One interesting note is that I-840 will have a concurrency on both sides: I-73 to the west, and I-785 to the east.

It will also be only the second concurrency of two 3di's in the entire country, the other being I-271 and I-480 near Cleveland. NC will also have another eventually: 795 and 587.


It is crazy to think that there will be the second concurrency of two 3di's in the entire country. I expected more than that. And, yes you are correct, NC is going to have 587 and 795 on the same route together in the future.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2017, 03:34:15 PM »

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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2017, 05:40:39 PM »

I-785 & I-840 updated on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1244381,-79.7102624,13z/data=!3m1!1e3

...except that Google jumped the gun again. I-840 isn't signed on it yet. For now, it's just I-785.
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2017, 12:10:44 AM »

I-785 & I-840 updated on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1244381,-79.7102624,13z/data=!3m1!1e3

...except that Google jumped the gun again. I-840 isn't signed on it yet. For now, it's just I-785.

At least the older section actually was signed as Future I-840 at some point (with normal shields, not just Future 840 Corridor signs).
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Re: Greensboro Urban Loop
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2018, 04:10:08 PM »

I have posted several new photos and a new video to my Greensboro Loop page, Northwest section. The photos are via Strider showing new overhead signage on the soon to be open, currently snow covered, section between I-73/Bryan Blvd and US 220, for I-73:


and for US 220:


Full set at: http://www.malmeroads.net/ncfutints/futloop.html

 


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