|The first three
miles of the Northwest Quadrant of the Greensboro Urban Loop opened on
December 18, 2007. This portion of the loop will carry Interstate
840 and Interstate 73. The Urban Loop will temporarily end with an
interchange at Bryan Boulevard, but the highway's opening will allow Triad
residents quicker access to Piedmont Triad International Airport.
With the first three miles finished, there is now a 16 mile gap remaining
in the northern half of the loop.
3 - Bryan Boulevard (& Interstate 73)
|The Urban Loop's interchange with
Bryan Boulevard will be a freeway to freeway modified cloverleaf interchange
with three loop ramps and a flyover. There will also be collector/distributor
lanes at the interchange. Signs currently erected for the interchange
give no mention of Interstate 73. However, the overhead signs for
the interchange are smaller than what the sign supports are designed for.
Photo at right: Overhead sign for Bryan Blvd. (Exit 3) as seen from the
Friendly Ave. (Exit 2) onramp to I-840 North. (Adam Prince; October
2 - Friendly Ave.
|The Friendly Avenue interchange
is a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI). I-840 crosses over Friendly.
Cargo Areas of Piedmont-Triad International Aiport can be accessed from
the Friendly Avenue interchage. (Adam Prince; December 21, 2007)
1 - Interstate 40 / Interstate 40 Business
|Interstate 840 ends at a complex
freeway to freeway interchange with Interstate 40 and Business I-40.
You'll be able to exit onto either I-40 West of Business I-40 East.
If you continue straight on the Urban Loop, you will be on I-40 East.