GREENSBORO, N.C. — The North Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to open another big section of the Greensboro I-840 Urban Loop in December. 

The portion of the loop will open on December 31, 2019. However, the NCDOT is celebrating early. Governor Roy Cooper attended a ribbon-cutting Thursday in Greensboro for the new section of I-840 between Battleground Avenue and Lawndale Drive.

Before it opens next month, road crews still have to install guard rails, repave, and paint more markings. They said it should all be done by the end of the year.

The other section of the Urban Loop is divided into two phases including the portion of Lawndale to Elm, and Elm to Highway 29. The NCDOT plans to open the Lawndale to Elm by December 13 of 2020. They're hoping to get the other portion, Elm to Highway 29 open by 2021.

The already existing section from Bryan Boulevard and Battleground Avenue  was dedicated to J. Douglas Galyon who served 17 years on the North Carolina Board of Transportation. He also served on the Greensboro City Council and Guilford County Board of Commissioners.


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