The urban loop at 220 North, Battleground Avenue, is in full swing. The traffic pattern has been changed and work is happening as we speak. The above photo shows some of the equipment, the I-beams, the cement pylons, and other makings of the new bypass. The sound of traffic zipping along in the northern end of Greensboro will definitely change the dynamics of the city. However, it will also help with getting around the city. It is really interesting to watch a road getting constructed literally before our eyes. If you have elementary school children, seeing something like this process will be a memorable S.T.E.M. moment.
Yesterday was cold, but the sun was out and the clouds were dramatic. With the winds were feisty and temperatures hovered in the low 40's, yesterday felt like winter. Today the weather should be better, hopefully people can get out and enjoy all that Greensboro has to offer. Does anybody else remember about 20 years ago when we called this planned road Painter Boulevard? Painter was the first city manger of Greensboro Somewhere along the way, that name got dropped. Wonder if it will get a name? In all, the urban loop will be 39.3 miles long and, in portions, be referred to as I-73; I-85; I-785; I-840; and US-421. Learn more, here.