U.S. 29 South - Guilford County

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U.S. 29 south
Another Benaja Road travels south from Rockingham County's Benaja Road to meet U.S. 29 at a folded-cloverleaf interchange near Monticello. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Benaja Road ends nearby at Old Reidsville Road, the original alignment of U.S. 29 from Monticello north to the county line. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29 south at the Benaja Road off-ramp. Old Reidsville Road ends at North Carolina 150 in Monticello. North Carolina 150 heads east from there to Osceola and a merge with North Carolina 87. Photo taken 06/05/05.
North Carolina 150 continues west from Monticello to a parclo interchange with U.S. 29 at Summit Avenue. Summit Avenue represents the old alignment of U.S. 29 south from Browns Summit. North Carolina 150 west otherwise continues 14 miles to U.S. 158 at Summerfield. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Summit Avenue merges with Brown Summit Road (an even older alignment of U.S. 29)1 and then closely parallels U.S. 29 south to the folded diamond interchange with Reedy Fork Parkway. Photo taken 06/05/05.
0.75 miles north of the Summit Avenue (old U.S. 29) off-ramp on U.S. 29 south. Reedy Fork Parkway spurs east from the interchange to areas of new subdivisions between the freeway and Turner Smith Road. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Summit Avenue continues southwest toward Bryan Park, Lake Herman, and northeastern sections of Greensboro. U.S. 29's expressway to the east came into existence during the early 1950s.1 Photo taken 06/05/05.
The next interchange along U.S. 29 south joins the freeway with Hicone Road. Frontage roads accompany the expressway both south and north of the diamond interchange. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29 south at the Hicone Road off-ramp. Hicone Road travels east-west between Summit Avenue (old U.S. 29) and Huffine Mill Road beyond the outer Greensboro suburbs. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29 enters the city of Greensboro at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens and begins the transition into an urban expressway. McKnight Mill Road connects the highway with Summit Avenue and the Rankin community of the city in three quarters of a mile. Photo taken 06/05/05.
A few at-grade intersections remain in use along U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard) including those for the adjacent frontage roads north of McKnight Mill Road. Cone Boulevard joins with U.S. 29 at a parclo interchange east of Broadview and Buffalo Lake. Photo taken 06/05/05.
The McKnight Mill Road off-ramp consists of a right turn lane ahead of a pedestrian bridge joining the disconnected sections of the road. McKnight Mill Road travels 0.6 miles to Summit Avenue and its end. East McKnight Mill Road continues outward from the city to Hicone Road. The previously pictured left turn lane provides access to that section of roadway via the northbound side frontage road. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29 quickly approaches the Cone Boulevard southbound off-ramp. Cone Boulevard Cone Boulevard west to U.S. 220 north carries motorists to Broadview and Kirkwood and those destined for Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Eastward the arterial stubs out beyond 16th Street and the former Carolina Circle Mall (now a conventional big box retail site). Photo taken 06/05/05.
Drivers bound for Cone Boulevard part ways with U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard) southbound in this scene. Cone Boulevard stretches across the city to Benjamin Parkway at U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue). The greenout on these guide signs likely covers "Shopping Mall" relating to the 2002-closed and 2005-demolished Carolina Circle Mall. Photo taken 06/05/05.
16th Street stems south from McKnight Mill Road to Cone Boulevard and a folded-cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard). Photo taken 06/05/05.
16th Street arcs west from the former Carolina Circle Mall area to Summit Avenue north of its ramps with U.S. 29. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Southbound U.S. 29 at the 16th Street off0ramp near the East White Oak section of the city. 16th Street ends at Church Street south of Cone Boulevard and north of the Revolution neighborhood of the city. Photo taken 06/05/05.
A directional ramp merges onto Summit Avenue (former U.S. 29) from U.S. 29 south ahead of Phillips Avenue. Summit Avenue veers away from the expressway corridor into downtown Greensboro. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Motorists next meet the U.S. 70 east and U.S. 220 northbound modified full cloverleaf interchange with Wendover Avenue. Wendover Avenue carries U.S. 220 west from O'Henry Boulevard to Westover Terrace / Battleground Road and U.S. 70 east toward Burlington. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Residences line the north and southbound side frontage roads outside the tightly lined U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard) expressway. Photo taken 06/05/05.
A couple of turn-offs connect U.S. 29 (O'Henry Boulevard) south with Gatewood Avenue and Woodside Drives ahead of the U.S. 220 (Wendover Avenue) westbound off-ramp. U.S. 220 travels 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 06/05/05.
U.S. 70 continues Wendover Avenue east to the city line, becoming Burlington Road to Interstates 785 and 840. The freeway links U.S. 70 with Interstates 40 and 85 at their merge east of town. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29-220 south & 70 west
U.S. 220 south & 70 west join U.S. 29 south along O'Henry Boulevard and quickly encounter a folded diamond interchange with Bessemer Avenue. Bessemer Avenue parallels Wendover Avenue through a large warehouse district. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29-220 south & 70 westbound reassurance shield assembly posted as O'Henry Boulevard lines the east side of North Carolina A & T State University. Photo taken 06/05/05.
The off-ramp for Sullivan Street by way of Lutheran Street west to Benbow Road north was severed from U.S. 29-70-220 (O'Henry Boulevard) southbound between 2005 and 2008. Photo taken 06/05/05.
The northbound ramp to Sullivan Street remains in use; southbound O'Henry Boulevard drivers must use the Market Street off-ramp to Benbow Road for N.C. A & T University or the Bessemer Avenue off-ramp to Lindsay Street south for Sullivan Street. Sullivan Street otherwise heads west to Summit Avenue and the Summit Shopping Center and east to warehouses at English Street. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Mid-2000s roadwork reconfigured the folded diamond interchange with Market Street by replacing it's overpass above U.S. 29-70-220 and modernizing the ramps to and from the arterial route. Market Street represents the former alignment of U.S. 70 into downtown from Bessemer. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29-220 south & 70 (O'Henry Boulevard) west at Market Street. Market Street constitutes a multi-lane arterial west to one-way couplet split with Friendly Avenue and east to the split of Burlington Road and Huffine Mill Road south of modern U.S. 70. Photo taken 06/05/05.
A look at the original Market Street overpass above U.S. 29-70-220. A Norfolk Southern Railroad line parallels the southbound side of the bridge. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Traveling through the reconstructed section of U.S. 29-70-220 south near the McConnell Road overpass. The next interchange joins O'Henry Boulevard with Lee Street (old North Carolina 6) east of Bennett College. Photo taken 06/05/05.
South of the new McConnell Road overpass, U.S. 29-70-220 enter a rebuilt and modified full cloverleaf interchange (shown here under construction) with Lee Street (SR 4240). North Carolina 6 comprises an eight-mile loop north from Interstate 40 through southern reaches of the Greensboro central busines district until its decommissioning in 2005. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Continuing south, U.S. 29-220 south & 70 west pass under Tuscaloosa Street near the former off-ramp to Florida Street. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Reconstruction of O'Henry Boulevard resulted in the closure of the southbound on and off-ramps at Eton Drive for Florida Street. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Drivers otherwise continues directly into the exchange with Interstate 40 & Business Loop Interstate 85 at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive north and Joseph M. Hunt Expressway (former U.S. 421) south. U.S. 421 was relocated onto Interstate 85 and Interstate 73 (Painter Boulevard) around the city when Interstate 40 was returned to its in-city routing in September 2008. Old U.S. 421 is now just an unnumbered arterial route. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29-220 south & 70 west split into ramps for Interstate 40 west & Business Loop Interstate 85 south and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Old U.S. 421) with connections to Interstate 40 east & Business Loop I-85 north. U.S. 29-70-220 join the westbound freeway for 1.75 miles before splitting as well. Photo taken 06/05/05.

Sources:

  1. NCRoads.com Annex: U.S. 29.


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06/05/05 by AARoads

Page Updated 04-29-2009.