U.S. 29 North - Guilford County

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U.S. 29-220 north & 70 east
U.S. 29 & 220 north and 70 east leave Interstate 40 east via a wye interchange for their own expressway. The trio quickly encounter Florida Street, a residential through road in at the Lincoln Heights community. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Connections to Florida Street are made from a short turn-off onto parallel Hocks Street. Hocks Street intersects Florida Street east of its overpass of U.S. 29-70-220. Trucks are prohibited because of Hocks Street residential street nature. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Reassurance shield assembly for U.S. 29-70-220 posted at the Tuscaloosa Street overpass. Photo taken 05/30/05.
The full cloverleaf interchange with North Carolina 6 (Lee Street) was closed in 2004 for reconstruction so that ramps could be modernized. Additionally construction crews replaced the U.S. 29-70-220 bridge over Lee Street. Further north and pictured here is the now-replaced McConnell Road overpass. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Additional ramp reconfiguring of U.S. 29-70-220 followed in the mid-2000s at Market Street where the expressway passes by North Carolina A&T University. Road work resulted in the removal of the dedicated eastbound Market Street on-ramp. Photo taken 05/30/05.
The original eastbound off-ramp squeezed between the Norfolk Southern Railroad and Market Street overpasses from U.S. 29-70-220 north. Drivers now utilize the westbound ramp into a signalized intersection with Market and Gillespie Streets. Photo taken 05/30/05.
A look at the original Market Street overpass at the former on-ramp from eastbound. The span above U.S. 29-70-220 was replaced during the mid-2000s interchange project. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29-220 north & 70 east at the combined Market Street off-ramp. Market Street represents the original U.S. 70 west into downtown Greensboro and east to Bessemer. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Continuing north along U.S. 29-70-220 through the Scott Park neighborhood of the city. A turn-off onto Lutheran Street lies ahead. Photo taken 05/30/05.
A loop ramp onto Sullivan Street follows the Lutheran Street turn on U.S. 29-70-220 north. Sullivan Street also serves adjacent North Carolina A&T University. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Sullivan Street heads west to Lindsay Street near War Memorial Stadium and east through a large warehouse district, ending at English Street. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29-70-220 quickly encounter the Bessemer Avenue "folded diamond" and Wendover Avenue cloverleaf interchanges. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Bessemer Avenue parallels Wendover Avenue to the south through the same warehouse district as Sullivan Street. Heading east the street ends at Market Street and west at Parkway Avenue. Photo taken 05/30/05.
A direct connection to Bessemer Avenue eastbound is provided to northbound U.S. 29-70-220 drivers. Bessemer Avenue westbound requires a turn onto Tucker Street south from the off-ramp. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 70 east leaves the U.S. 29-220 expressway for Wendover Avenue east to Burlington. Photo taken 05/30/05.
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U.S. 220 north follows and departs for Wendover Avenue west toward Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and the Lake Daniel community. Wendover Avenue constitutes a hybrid arterial with grade separated intersections and interchanges. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.
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U.S. 29 continues north into the Edgeville section of Greensboro. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Gatewood Avenue and Textile Drive have at-grade intersections with U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard) northbound. Right turn lanes provide access to the neighborhood streets while U.S. 29 continues uninterrupted northward. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Sometime between 2005 and 2008, the off-ramp to Phillips Avenue by way of Ryan Street east was closed to traffic. Phillips Avenue comprises a residential through route between parallel Summit Avenue and Huffine Mill Road near Mount Zion. Photo taken 05/30/05.
The Phillips Avenue off-ramp was not much more than a glorified right turn lane, with drivers making a hairpin turn onto Ryan Avenue at its beginning from the parallel service road. Photo taken 05/30/05.
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The next interchange of U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard) northbound joins the expressway with 16th Street near East White Oak. Drivers pass under a ramp from Summit Avenue onto Philips Avenue east one half mile south of the folded-cloverleaf interchange. The greenout may cover "Shopping Mall" referencing the former Carolina Circle Mall. Carolina Circle Mall closed for business in 2002 and was torn down in 2005. Conventional big-box retail now occupies the old mall site. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.
A half diamond interchange joins U.S. 29 south with Summit and Phillips Avenues. Northbound drivers continue on a straight away toward 16th Street and Cone Boulevard. Photo taken 12/21/08.
16th Street arcs southwest from Cone Boulevard by the site of the former Carolina Circle Mall to U.S. 29 east of Summit Avenue. 16th Street continues west from the expressway to Church Street. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Cone Boulevard meets U.S. 29 at the following exit. Cone Boulevard constitutes an east-west arterial between Buffalo Lake and 16th Street nearby. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Nearing the eastbound off-ramp to Cone Boulevard. Cone Boulevard stubs out east of 16th Street near the Greensboro city line. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 northbound at the Cone Boulevard parclo interchange. Frontage roads travel along side Cone Boulevard northward, serving adjacent residential and business interests. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Cone Boulevard west to U.S. 220 north carries motorists destined for Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A loop ramp carries drivers onto westbound Cone Boulevard from U.S. 29 north. Cone Boulevard meanders through northern Greensboro, transitioning to Benjamin Parkway south at U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue). The arterial / parkway serves the Broadview and Kirkwood sections of the city around Buffalo Lake. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A pedestrian overpass travels above U.S. 29 between the split McKnight Mill Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
The northbound side frontage road ends just north of this at-grade intersection that provides U.S. 29 southbound access to it. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 northbound between the frontage road turn-off and Joe Brown Drive. The four-lane highway sees many more at-grade movements from this point northward. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Joe Brown Drive spurs east into an industrial park from U.S. 29. Access to the west links U.S. 29 north with the southbound side frontage road and an additional industrial park via Associate Drive. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Lakeview Memorial Park fronts the northbound side of U.S. 29 with three access points from northbound and one from southbound. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Now outside the Greensboro city limits, U.S. 29 approaches a diamond interchange with Hicone Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 reassurance shield posted ahead of the frontage road resumption near Hicone Road. Dunstan Road north and Grafton Road south constitute the service roads south from the interchange. A right turn lane provides access to Dunstan Road nearby. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Hicone Road travels west to Summit Avenue, the former alignment of U.S. 29 northeast from Greensboro. Eastward, the road serves a crop of subdivisions near its intersection with Eckerson Road, before continuing on to Huffine Mill Road outside the suburban area. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Leaving Hicone Road, U.S. 29 and its companion service roads (Griggs Road south and Milford Road north) travel in tandem briefly before the four-lane expressway transitions into a rural road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Reedy Fork Parkway links U.S. 29 and parallel Summit Avenue with new areas of sprawl eastward to Turner Smith Road and McLeansville Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A few at-grade intersections lie along U.S. 29 between Hicone Road and the folded diamond interchange with Reedy Fork Parkway. Summit Avenue (former U.S. 29) enters the scene from the Lake Herman/Summit Industrial Park and Bryan Park area to meet U.S. 29 at the Reedy Fork Parkway interchange. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 represents the Future Interstate 785 corridor north of planned Interstate 840 beltway around Greensboro. Much of the U.S. 29 corridor between Interstate 840 and the Virginia state line will be directly upgraded to Interstate standards. Most of the drive already is freeway or expressway grade. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Northbound drivers bound for Reedy Fork Parkway east or Summit Avenue depart U.S. 29 north. Summit Avenue closely parallels the southbound side of the expressway for a short period before branching northwest again toward Browns Summit. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 passes over a branch of Reedy Fork Creek in this northbound scene adjacent to Summit Avenue (former U.S. 29). Photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 150 crosses paths with the expressway east of Browns Settlement and west of Monticello. Photo taken 05/30/05.
One half mile south of the parclo interchange with North Carolina 150 on U.S. 29 north. A handful of residences still have driveways that tie into the expressway on this stretch. These will have to be eliminated before Interstate 785 can be designated. North Carolina 150 meanwhile serves interests to the Grove Winery east of Osceola and old U.S. 29 (Old Reidsville Road). Photo taken 12/21/08.
Drivers bound for North Carolina 150 depart U.S. 29 north. North Carolina 150 is a lengthy state highway stretching from South Carolina 150 in Cleveland County to U.S. 158 at Locust Hill. Locally the highway travels west to Summerfield (U.S. 220) and east to Osceola and Williamsburg. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Benaja Road stems north from Old U.S. 29 (Old Reidsville Road) across U.S. 29 at a folded-cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Continuing north from U.S. 29, Benaja Road enters Rockingham County and arcs west to Fairgrove Church Road and North Carolina 150. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 leaves Guilford County's Benaja Road and approaches Rockingham County where the road intersects another Benaja Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Entering Rockingham County along U.S. 29 north. Much of the 19-mile stretch within the county is already freeway grade. Photo taken 12/21/08.


 


Photo Credits:

05/30/05, 12/21/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 840 - Greensboro Urban Loop
U.S. 70
U.S. 220

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