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The project logo U-5892: Battleground

The project logo U-5892: Battleground

Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have resumed.


This project proposes to widen approximately 1.5 miles of U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) from north of Westridge Road to the eastbound I-840 ramps in Greensboro. 

The existing roadway will be upgraded to a 6-lane, median-divided road with a 5-foot wide sidewalk on both sides.  Traditional intersections are proposed at New Garden Road, Brassfield Road, and Cotswold Avenue.  Additional median breaks are proposed to allow left-turns at several other intersections.

The purpose of this project is to address congestion issues through 2040, and to improve safety along Battleground Avenue.  Widening the road will improve mobility along the corridor and is consistent with previous City transportation plans and the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Comprehensive Transportation Plan (June 2010) and Long-Range Transportation Plan.  Traffic operations are expected to continue to worsen as traffic volumes increase and improvements are needed to accommodate these increases.  Past crash rates are higher than statewide average crash rates for similar roads (576.13 vs. 341.85 crashes per million vehicle miles traveled).  Safety is a high priority for the City of Greensboro as part of their Vision Zero strategy.  A median reduces potential conflicts between vehicles.



1. How are you associated with the British Woods neighborhood? (select all that apply)
Resident in British Woods
Residential property owner in British Woods
Represent a business in or near British Woods
Interested community member
Closed to responses
2. When leaving the British Woods neighborhood, do you currently avoid making left-turns onto U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) from Downing Street or Devonshire Drive?
Depends on the time of day
Never (skip to question 5)
Closed to responses
3. What times of day, if any, do you avoid making a left-turn onto U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue)? (select all that apply)
At night
During the morning rush hour
During the day
During the afternoon rush hour
In the evening
Closed to responses
4. Do you currently use the Westridge Road intersection to make a left-turn onto U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) from the British Woods neighborhood?
Depends on the time of day
Closed to responses
5. Do you feel that one, or both, of the options presented will meet the needs of the neighborhood?
Either option will meet the needs of the neighborhood
Only the original option will meet the needs of the neighborhood
Only the alternative option will meet the needs of the neighborhood
Neither option will meet the needs of the neighborhood
Closed to responses
6. When turning left from U.S. 220 (Battleground Avenue) into the neighborhood, which entrance do you use most often?
Downing Street
Devonshire Drive
Westridge Road/Whitehurst Road
Closed to responses
7. Do you have other comments?
Closed for Comments

Project Contact

Jennifer Evans, PE

Project Engineer

NCDOT Division 7

PO Box 14996

Greensboro, NC  27415-4996


[email protected]

Project Contact

Teresa Gresham, PE

Consultant Project Manager


421 Fayetteville St, Suite 600

Raleigh, NC  27601


[email protected]


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                     Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions