Bryan Boulevard

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Bryan Boulevard

Bryan Boulevard highlighted in red
Route information
Length4.839 mi (7.788 km)
Major junctions
West end I-73 / I-840 (Greensboro Urban Loop) near PTI Airport
East endBenjamin Parkway in Greensboro
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Highway system

Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard (often signed as just Bryan Blvd) is a controlled-access corridor connecting Interstate 73 and Interstate 840 with Benjamin Parkway in Greensboro, North Carolina. The road formerly extended westward along Interstate 73 and Cornerstone Drive to connect with North Carolina Highway 68. It also used to serve as the main entrance for Piedmont Triad International Airport until I-73 was designated, and was once named "Airport Parkway". A construction project in 2006 relocated a segment of Bryan Boulevard to make room for the airport's new FedEx hub and third runway.[citation needed]

In May 2017, Bryan Boulevard was closed west of I-840 for construction of the Future I-73 Corridor. Bryan Blvd southwest of I-73 was re-signed as "Cornerstone Drive" and terminates at Regional Road. A portion of the road was also removed.[1]

Bryan Boulevard is designated Secondary Road 2085.[2]

Bryan Boulevard was named after Greensboro resident Joseph McKinley Bryan, an insurance executive and broadcasting pioneer. Bryan sat on executive boards of many different insurance companies like the Greensboro-based Jefferson-Pilot Corporation (now Lincoln National Corporation). In 1934, he became president of WBIG, which was Greensboro's only radio station at the time. Later on, Bryan's company founded WBTV, the first television station in the Carolinas.[3]

This is one of five freeways/expressways in Greensboro to use the "Boulevard" designation; the Greensboro Urban Loop is sometimes known as Painter Boulevard, O'Henry Boulevard carries a stretch of US 29 east of downtown, I-40 (formerly Business I-40) is routed along Fordham Boulevard, Business I-85 is also signed as Preddy Boulevard, and one section of West Gate City Boulevard has an expressway grade. Bryan Boulevard is the only one to be called by name rather than by number by locals.[citation needed]

Exit list

The entire route is in Guilford County. All exits are unnumbered.

I-73 north – PTI-GSO Airport, Martinsville

I-73 south / I-840 west (Greensboro Urban Loop) to I-40 – Winston-Salem, Asheboro, Raleigh

I-840 east to US 220 (Greensboro Urban Loop)
Western terminus; I-73 exit 107 and I-840 exit 3
Greensboro0.931.50Fleming Road
1.732.78New Garden Road – Guilford College
3.385.44Westridge Road
4.377.03Holden RoadSeparate north/south exit ramps from eastbound
4.847.79Benjamin ParkwayEastern terminus; at-grade intersection, no eastbound access to Benjamin Parkway north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ Staff Reports. "Part of Bryan Boulevard closing for 60 days at midnight Saturday". Greensboro News & Record. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  2. ^ NCDOT GIS - County Map TIFs Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Biography of Joseph M. Bryan Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine