Gate City Boulevard, formerly known as High Point Road, has changed not only in name, but also in character. The above photo was taken near the Sedgefield community en route to Jamestown. The road is getting at least one more through lane, plus turn lanes, in each direction. Now, if you are driving away from Greensboro, you have to turn left to continue on the old part of High Point Road. Going straight on the new part of the road takes you to the Highway 73 interchange that loops around the city. This stretch of road is a really fast way to get to Friendly Avenue near Guilford College; especially in December when so many people are out shopping.
So, if you want to navigate the western part of Greensboro- Sedgefield, Ragsdale High School, Jerusalem Market, or other places in that quadrant- you might want to map out your route and allow for a little more time. The area has really changed. The widening of the roads has been much needed and will change the face of the western end of Gate City Boulevard. Once the dust settles, we're betting there will be new businesses and the older ones will get facelifts. The above crew was out working diligently this past Saturday. Maybe they are off today, as many others head off to work.