US 220 expansion causes grief for some Greensboro residents

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GREENSBORO, N.C. --  A four-year road construction project that's in the beginning phase is upsetting some residents off of U.S. 220 in Greensboro.

Department of Transportation crews have started trimming trees in order to widen a 13-mile stretch of U.S. 220 from Horsepen Creek Road in Guilford County to Highway 68 in Rockingham County.

"It makes me sad," said Carey McClure, who lives near the widening project.

McClure's normally peaceful neighborhood is now filled with loud booms of trees crashing down, but understands the need to widen the road.

"The traffic has gotten so bad on 220 now, it's really a hassle to get in and out, under the best of circumstances at rush hour, forget it," said McClure.

McClure is confused as to why crews have been taking so many trees from the side of the road she lives on and not the park side.

According to the Department of Transportation, crews are  clearing the same amount of trees from each side.