Reducing traffic for future travellers
The Future I-73 project in Greensboro, North Carolina is a design-build project for owner North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project will reduce congestion in the area and provide better access to the busy Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Work includes design and construction of 9.4-miles of four-lane divided freeway with a 46- to 70-foot-wide median and three interchanges. With a 70-mph design speed, the project will run on I-73 from the interchange of Bryan Boulevard (SR 2085) and Airport Parkway west to the existing NC 68, and then northeast to US 220 near the Haw River. Work also includes a bridge and taxiway at Piedmont Triad International Airport.
The project is part of a planned future extension of I-73 that stretches though the state of North Carolina, and will provide a much needed connector between NC 68 and US 220 north of Greensboro. Once complete, the project is expected to improve traffic mobility, encourage economic growth and help create employment opportunities in the surrounding area.
The project team accelerated the project timeline by eliminating construction of a temporary connector road, shortening the taxiway bridge and eliminating a retaining wall. The project also includes wetland mitigation sites that will offset a portion of the project’s environmental impacts.
4 miles of new four-lane divided freeway with a 46- to 70-foot-wide median and three interchanges
Bridges and taxiway at Piedmont Triad International Airport
Accelerated project timeline by eliminating construction of a temporary connector road, shortening taxiway bridge and eliminating retaining wall