Road projects in Greensboro barreling along

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Construction of the eastern portion of the Urban Loop, I-840 going north of Burlington Road, as part of the $1billion in road projects currently in various stages of construction around Greensboro, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. (JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ/News & Record)

By Taft Wireback/The Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Just watch out for the orange construction barrels, folks.

Motorists will be seeing plenty of them around Greensboro this spring as a bumper crop of major road projects moves ahead in various stages of construction from just getting started to hitting full stride or nearing completion.

Between city and state transportation agencies, Greensboro has a whopping $630 million in road improvements underway or imminent, so many they nearly ring the city.

Mike Mills, division engineer for Guilford and four other counties for the N.C. Department of Transportation, said the most recent figures he has seen from state government show his Greensboro-area division at or near the top statewide for the number of major road projects in progress.

“When we get all this done, I think we’re going to be sitting really good,” said Mills, whose division spans most of Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham, Caswell and Orange counties.

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