Presently Interstate 840 is open along separate segments in Greensboro. The western spur extends 8.4 miles north from from Interstate 40 to Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) and Lawndale Drive. The seven mile eastern spur connects I-40 and I-85 with U.S. 29. The western segment overlaps with Interstate 73 north to Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard, and the eastern alignment runs concurrent with Interstate 785.
Initial work was completed on Interstate 840 between I-40/85 and U.S. 70 (Burlington Road) at east Greensboro in 2002. Three miles of the western section between I-40 and Bryan Boulevard opened on December 18, 2007.1 Subsequent work on the Greensboro Urban Loop started in January 2013. Costing $112 million, the Eastern Loop (project U-2525B) was constructed from 2014 to December 6, 2017. Western Loop Project U-2524C extended I-840 northeast along a six lane freeway from Bryan Boulevard to U.S. 220. Work on the $123 million project ran from October 2013 to March 2018. Western Loop project U-2524D constructed the six lane freeway between U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) and Lawndale Drive. Work on the $55 million link started in October 2016 and was completed December 30, 2019.
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Work on the remaining project to complete the Greensboro Urban Loop is underway. Northern Loop Project U-2525C builds the six lane freeway west from U.S. 29 to Lawndale Drive. Started in April 2018, the $121 million project is partitioned into two segments. Construction on the first section between Lawndale Drive and N Elm Street runs through December 2020, while the remaining piece to U.S. 29 lasts through Fall 2022.
- "Western Portion Of The Urban Loop To Open Tuesday." WFMY News 2, December 15, 2007.
- NCDOT: Greensboro Western Loop (U-2524C), project web page.
Page Updated 07-18-2020.