Department of Transportation

"Enhancing Mobility, Improving the Journey"

The Transportation department has a focus on moving people and goods safely and efficiently on the surface transportation system in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. We aspire to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain our system so that congestion, delay and traffic accidents are minimized while transportation choices and emergency services are maximized.

Transportation Updates

Jump to Road, Sidewalk & Parking closures


Request for Projects: The Federal Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC, Section 5307) grant Program and The Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individual with Disabilities (Section 5310) grant program

A Coordinated Approach to Meeting Transportation Needs for Low-Income, Disabled and Elderly Populations in the Winston-Salem Urban Area

The Federal Transit Administration has announced that Winston-Salem Urban Area will receive federal transportation funds to assist eligible agencies in meeting the transportation needs of low-income, disabled and elderly populations in the area. The Request for Projects (RFP) process will accept proposals for funding under the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC, Section 5307) grant program and/or the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) grant program.

Dates  Step in the Request for Projects Process (2018) 
April 23 to April 27 Legal Notices in Newspaper/Advertisement on the dot.cityofws.org website
April 30 to May 30 30 Day Call for Projects
Application Instructions [pdf/17p]
Section 5310 Grant Application [pdf/19p]
Section 5307 Grant Application [pdf/19p]
May 7 Community Workshop and Information Session
City of Winston-Salem Lowery Street Facility
2000 Lowery Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
RSVP due May 2, 2018
Community Workshop Presentation
June 4 to June 15 Review by External Sub-Committee
July Approval by the Winston-Salem Urban Area Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
July to September FTA Approval Process
September Execution of Sub-Recipient Contracts (after approval of FTA application) 

Applications, instructions for submitting proposals and the date and location of the Community Workshop will be made available on the Winston Salem Department of Transportation (WSDOT) at dot.cityofws.org. All applications must be received by close of business day on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (5:00pm). Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.  Proposals may be hand-delivered, mailed, or e-mailed to: 


Winston-Salem Metropolitan Planning Organization
Department of Transportation, Room 307
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building
P.O. Box 2511
100 E. First Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27102
Telephone: 336-747-6882

The Winston-Salem DOT  in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy the program of projects (POP) requirements.  Any person who believe they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO program has a right to file a formal complaint with Kelly Garvin, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC, 27102, within 180 days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence.

Public Notice (English) [pdf/1p]
Public Notice (Spanish) [pdf/1p]


Public Feedback Requested

Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program Amendments and Modifications

The Winston-Salem Department of Transportation is looking for your comments on amendments, draft projects and updates to existing transportation improvement plans (Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) and Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Winston-Salem Urbanized Area.  The documents are located below and are available at your local library.  Please send all comments to Byron Brown at before October 10th, 2018.

Quarterly Amendments and Modifications to 2018-2027 MTIP [pdf/6p]

Draft Prioritization P5.0 Division Need Local Point Assignment

MPO staff evaluated the projects according to the TAC approved Qualitative and Quantitative criteria. The draft list of ranked Division Needs Project is available for public review and comment from September 7, 2018 to October 10, 2018. This list will be regularly updated to reflect any point assignment made by a local jurisdiction. The NCDOT uses a data-driven process to update the STIP called strategic Prioritization. The process is in its 5th iteration. The prioritization process uses three funding categories – Statewide Mobility, Regional Impact and Division Needs. Projects are evaluated based on their merit through an analysis of a number of variables including but not limited to: Congestion, Benefit/Cost, Safety, and Freight, Accessibility. For questions or comments, please contact Kelly Garvin at before October 10, 2018.  More information and maps can be found on the MPO's Prioritization page.  

Public Drop-in Meeting, September 27th 4PM - 7PM, Bryce A. Stuart Building 3rd Floor Conference Room (100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem)

Draft Division LPA List [pdf/249kb/7p] Updated 9/25/2018

Performance Measures PM 2 (Pavement and Bridge Condition Measures) and PM 3 (Freight, NHS, and CMAQ Measures)

Federal regulations require state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to set annual performance measures and targets in vehicle and non-motorized safety, asset condition, system and freight reliability, and congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ).  On May 18, 2018, NCDOT adopted its asset condition, system and freight reliability, and CMAQ measures and targets.  The measures are based upon the federal regulations found in 23 CFR 490 Subparts A, C, D, E, F, G, and H.  As with the safety performance measures, federal policy mandates that the MPO either support the state’s measures and targets or establish its own within 180 days following the state’s adoption of policy.

WSUAMPO staff have recommended that the MPO adopt the state’s performance measures and targets contained herein.  This table does not include any CMAQ performance measures and targets, based upon federal regulations, MPOs are only required to set those targets if they are designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as nonattainment or maintenance areas.  

PM2 and PM3 Performance Measures [pdf/1p]


Transportation Presentations presented at the Public Works Committee Meeting (Feb. 13, 2018)

Sidewalk Program Information [pdf/2MB]
Mitigation Presentation [pdf/2MB]
Pavement Condition [pdf/1MB]
WSTA Service Update [pdf/4MB]


Bicycle Master Plan Public Input Website

The City of Winston-Salem Department of Transportation is in the process of creating a new bicycle master plan and the draft recommendations are available for review. Visit the Winston-Salem Bicycle Master Plan website to take surveys, review the recommendations, and comment on maps. 


Starting January 2, WSTA is changing routes and/or expanding to night and weekend service on Routes 80, 81, 82, 86, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 101, 103, 104, 106, 107 and 108. Call 336-727-2000 for details.

See below route maps or visit wstransit.com for additional information.  Routes with * indicate routes with changes.  All changes take effect January 2, 2018.

Route 80* Route 81* Route 82 Route 83 Route 84 Route 85 Route 86 Route 87 Route 88 Route 89
Route 90* Route 91* Route 92* Route 93 Route 94* Route 95* Route 96 Route 97 Route 98 Route 99
Route 100 Route 101* Route 102 Route 103* Route 104* Route 105 Route 106* Route 107* Route 108* Route 109
Route 110                  

City of Winston-Salem
Bus Pass Match Distribution Program
for Eligible Nonprofit Organizations

Update:

Thank you to all the applicants and participants of the Bus Pass Match Distribution Program for Fiscal Year 2018.

In June 2018, City Council approved continuation of the program. The program will now include the following passes:

a.  1-ride Fixed Route Pass
b.  1-ride TransAid Pass
c.  10-ride Fixed Route Pass
d.  30-ride TransAid Pass

For more information please reference the Program Information.

Application are available via this webpage or the front desk of the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation’s office (Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, Suite 307-100 E. First Street).

Applications (located below) may be submitted by email (), in-person or by fax (336-747-6876).

Any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Nixon, Engineering Technician (). 

Program Information [pdf/120kb/1p]

***Application [pdf - fillable electronically]***

Background of the Program:

Local non-profit organizations that provide, or are willing to provide, free WSTA bus passes to their clients are invited to apply for additional free passes under the Bus Pass Matching Distribution Program.  This program was authorized by City Council as part of the city’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

The council has allocated $90,000 for the program, which can be used for two types of passes: 10-ride bus passes on WSTA’s fixed routes, or 30-ride Trans-Aid passes. For every pass that an agency buys for its clients, the city will provide a matching pass. Applications for matching passes will be approved on a rolling basis, first-come, first served. There is no limit to the number of matching passes that an organization may request.


Major downtown traffic pattern change: As of April 2017, left turns are now prohibited at all times from Fourth Street onto Cherry and Marshall streets. See map below, and read the full news release.

Map showing restricted left turns from Fourth Street onto Cherry and Marshall streets

Federal Funding Workshop

The WSMPO held its annual Federal Funding workshop on Monday, November 27th.  The workshop provided detailed information about federal funding opportunities, reporting, and the application process.  Below you will find the presentations that were given.  If you have any questions please contact Kelly Garvin at 336-747-6881 or .

CMAQ Program Overview [pdf/20p/2MB]
FHWA Funding, Monitoring and Reporting [pdf/16p/430kb]
Federal-Aid steps and resources for Locally Administrated Projects [pdf/54p/5MB]
State Transportation Improvement Program [pdf/12p/429kb]
Environmental Document Preparation

 

North Carolina Department of Transportation Prioritization 5.0 Development

View WSMPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) P5 Project List [pdf/7p]

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program or STIP – identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects at the state level over a 10 year period.   The State’s transportation department proactively updates the STIP every two years to ensure it accurately reflects the state’s current financial situation.  

The current STIP for years 2018-2027 was adopted by the Board of Transportation on August 2, 2017 and can be viewed online here (https://www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments/2018-2027.html).

The NCDOT uses a data-driven process to update the STIP called strategic prioritization. The process is in its 5th iteration. The prioritization process uses three funding categories – Statewide Mobility, Regional Impact and Division. Projects are evaluated based on their merit through an analysis of a number of variables including but not limited to:  Congestion, Benefit/Cost, Safety, and Freight, Accessibility.  Projects are currently being reviewed for Local Point Assignments for the Division category.  

Individuals can review the projects online (Draft LPA Division Projects List) and provide feedback between September 7th and October 10th.  There will also be a public drop-in opportunity on September 27th from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building located at 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101.  All comments should be sent in writing to Kelly Garvin () or mail to:

City of Winston-Salem, DOT
Att:  Kelly Garvin
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
E-mail:
Phone: 336-747-6869
Fax: 336-748-3370

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy the program of projects (POP) requirements.  Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Winston- Salem Urban Area MPO programs has a right to file a formal complaint with Kelly Garvin, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102, within 180 days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence.

Bicycle Master Plan RFP

The City of Winston-Salem invites qualified firms to submit proposals for consulting services to develop a comprehensive bicycle master plan for the City and its MPO member communities. Winston-Salem is emerging as a destination for cycling and the goal of this plan is to develop a framework of improvements and recommendations that will attract cyclists of all ages and abilities. The City encourages innovative context-sensitive solutions and strategies, with an emphasis on improving bicycle connectivity, safety, accessibility, and circulation. Request for Proposals [pdf/483kb/11p].

Winston-Salem Community Connector

The Winston-Salem Community Connector is a visionary and transformative bicycle and pedestrian project to move our community into the future while reconnecting to the past. This project will greatly enhance transportation and mobility options, create employment opportunities, support environmental health and fundamentally improve our city as a place to live, work, and visit. Find out more about the Community Connector.

There were 585 applications received for the $500,000,000 and while our project was favorably received, we were not selected. Thank you to all who participated in our application process.

Business 40 Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements

The City of Winston-Salem and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are developing a series of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements as part of the efforts to upgrade and streamline I-40 (Business) through downtown Winston-Salem. The highway aspect of the project will include removing the existing pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement. The project will also modernize the entrance and exit ramps and replace most of the bridges on and over Business 40 to meet current traffic demands and modern design specifications. When those bridges are redesigned, bicycle and pedestrian improvements will be included to accommodate walking and cycling trips along and across the Business 40 corridor. Most notably, the City of Winston-Salem has proposed a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrian that would parallel the highway from Lockland Avenue to Liberty Street, providing a safe and comfortable active transportation option with separation from motor vehicle traffic.

For further information, please contact Matthew Burczyk, City of Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator at .

WSTA Bus Stop Improvement Study

The Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) is currently in the process of restructuring its routes to improve efficiency and service. In a parallel effort, WSTA has undertaken a bus stop improvement study to investigate stop locations, improve the the rider experience and perception, and address accessibility, safety, and equity. The study addresses questions of how to include route and system information at stop locations and how to improve accessibility and safety through infrastructure improvements, including the installation of concrete pads, bus shelters, benches, and other features. For detailed information on the study, please view the WSTA Bus Stop Improvement Study [pdf/4.9mb/24p].


Old Salem Infrastructure Improvements

Most of the sidewalks within the Old Salem area are constructed of brick or stone and have been displaced due to large trees, some of which have exceeded their life expectancy or are otherwise in poor condition. This project will reconstruct sidewalks in a way that maintains the historic character of Old Salem in conformance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) sidewalk requirements for historic preservation districts; evaluate the removal and replacement of trees as recommended by a certified arborist; and street lighting options will also be evaluated.

For further information, please contact:

Jeff Fansler, City of Winston-Salem Acting Deputy Director of Transportation at jeffreygf@cityofws.org


Project Updates

  • Business 40 Waterline Work
    • Flatiron Construction Company will begin relocating water lines in preparation for the Business 40 project starting on June 12, 2017.  Flatiron will be working on 1st Street from Church Street to Peters Creek Parkway working two block segments at a time from east to west.  The first two block segment will be between Church Street and Liberty Street.  Traffic control will be in place as well as detours.  Attached is the detour route.

Road, Sidewalk and Parking Closures

  • **Business 40 - Peters Creek Parkway**
    October 30, 2017 - Fall 2018
    In the upcoming weeks, NCDOT will start working on Business 40 improvements on Peters Creek Parkway.  The first phase of the Business 40 improvement project is slated to begin October 23, 2017.  The construction on Peters Creek Parkway is expected to last until fall 2018.  Expect temporary lane closures on both Peters Creek Parkway and Business 40 during this time frame. Please visit business40nc.com for additional information.

  • **Business 40 - Water Main schedule on 1st Street**
    October 30, 2017 - TBD
    The contractor for the water main work on 1st Street will be moving into the next work area between Cherry Street and Spruce Street on the week beginning on October 30, 2017.  One lane traffic will be maintained during construction.  Full street closure will only be utilized when necessary and will be performed as night work after 7:00 pm.  The contractor will be responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between Fifth Street and Holly Aveune
    September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018
    Spruce Street, between Fifth Street and Holly Avenue, will be closed to through traffic starting at 9A.M. Monday, September 24 to relocate a traffic signal and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Spruce and Fourth Streets.  Work is scheduled to be completed and the street reopened by Friday, September 28th.  A detour route will be posted.  Fourth Street will remain open to traffic where it crosses Spruce Street.  The traffic signal at Fourth and Spruce streets will be out of service during this time. 

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between Fifth Street and Holly Avenue
    September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018
    Spruce Street, between Fifth Street and Holly Avenue, will be closed to through traffic starting at 9A.M. Monday, September 24 to relocate a traffic signal and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Spruce and Fourth Streets.  Work is scheduled to be completed and the street reopened by Friday, September 28th.  A detour route will be posted.  Fourth Street will remain open to traffic where it crosses Spruce Street.  The traffic signal at Fourth and Spruce streets will be out of service during this time.   

    Detour Route Map

  • Road Closure on Main Street, between Blum Street and Race Street
    September 18, 2018 (for approximately 2 weeks)
    Main Street will be closed from Blum Street to Race Street for approximately 2 weeks.  A detour route will be posted which utilizes Church Street that parallels Main Street to the east.  This closure and detour route is contained within the Old Salem Historic District and expected to start today (Tuesday, September 18, 2018).  

  • Road Closure on Fourth Street, between Main Street and Church Street
    September 4, 2018 to September 7, 2018
    Fourth Street will be closed from Main Street to Church Street from September 4, 2018 to September 7, 2018 to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole of Fourth Street and Church Street.  During the closure Church Street and Main Street will remain open where they cross Fourth Street. The signal at Fourth Street and Church Street will be out of service during this time.  Detour signs will be posted along all routes.

  • Road Closure on Fourth Street, between Chestnut and Church Street
    September 4, 2018 to September 7, 2018

    Fourth Street will be closed from Chestnut Street to Church Street from September 4, 2018 to September 7, 2018 to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole of Fourth Street and Church Street.  During the closure, there will be access to the Fourth and Church Street Parking Deck from Chestnut Street, but through traffic will be stopped.  During the closure Church Street and Chestnut Street will remain open where they cross Fourth Street. The signal at Fourth Street and Church Street will be out of service during this time.   Detour signs will be posted along all routes.

  • Lane Closure on Polo Road, at Robinhood Road
    September 10, 2018 to September 11, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    A contractor will close the eastbound lane of Polo Road at Robinhood Road (adjacent to the building under construction on the southeast corner) on September 10, 2018 to September 11, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:00 pm to redo the existing driveways and curb.  The contractor will maintain the eastbound traffic using the left turn/common lane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.  The contractor is also working with NCDOT to perform the same type of work on Robinhood Road using a lane closure.

  • Road Closure on Sprague Street, between Glendale Avenue and Main Street
    September 15. 2018; 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Pike Electric will close Sprague Street between Glendale Avenue and Main Street on September 15, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM to perform maintenance work on the electrical lines.  Traffic control will be used and local residents will be allowed access to their homes.

  • Road Closure on Glenn Avenue, South of Akron Drive
    September 4, 2018; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    A utility contractor will close Glenn Avenue south at Akron Drive to locate underground utilities on September 4, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.  Detours will be in place.  

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between 5th Street and 6th Street
    September 10, 2018 to September 14, 2018
    A demolition contractor working on renovations at First Baptist Church will close Spruce Street from September 10, 2018 to September 14, 2018 between 5th Street and 6th Street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Poplar Street, between 5th Street and 6th Street
    September 3, 2018 to September 7, 2018
    A demolition contractor working on renovations at First Baptist Church will close Poplar Street from September 3, 2018 to September 7, 2018 between 5th Street and 6th Street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.


  • Lane Closure on Fifth Street, between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street
    August 28, 2018 to October 31, 2018 (intermittent); 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    The contractor will intermittently close the westbound lane of 5th Street between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm  to utilize a lift.  The contractor will maintain traffic westbound using the center common lane and is responsible for all traffic control.  

  • Strollway Closure between Brookstown Avenue and First Street
    August 27, 2018 - TBD
    The Strollway will be closed to bicycle and pedestrian traffic during the duration of the Business 40 highway project. The Strollway will be reconstructed and realigned through the closure area and a bridge over Business 40 will replace the current underpass.

  • Road Closure on Fourth Street, between Marshall Street and Trade Street
    August 27, 2018 to August 31, 2018
    Fourth Street, between Marshall Street and Trade Street, will close to through traffic at 9 AM on Monday, August 27, 2018 to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Fourth Street and Cherry Street. This segment of Fourth Street is scheduled to reopen by Friday, August 31, 2018.  A detour will be posted. Cherry Street will remain open to traffic where it crosses Fourth Street. The traffic signal at Fourth and Cherry streets will be out of service. The traffic signals at the intersections of Fourth Street and Marshall Street, and Fourth Street and Trade Street will remain in operation.

  • Road Closure on Waterford Street, between Loch Drive and Radford Street
    August 27, 2018 to August 28, 2018
    A contractor will close Waterford Street between Loch Drive and Radford Street on August 27, 2018 and August 28, 2018 to install sewer line.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on 5th Street, between Trade Street and Cherry Street
    August 20, 2018 to August 25, 2018
    Fifth Street, between Trade and Cherry streets, will be closed to through traffic starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Fifth and Trade streets. A detour will be posted. Trade and Liberty Streets will remain open to traffic where they cross Fifth Street. The traffic signal at Fifth and Trade streets will be out of service during this time. The traffic signals on Fifth Street at Cherry and Liberty streets will remain in operation.

  • Lane Closure on 5th Street, between Trade Street and Liberty Street
    August 20, 2018 to August 25. 2018
    The westbound lanes of Fifth Street will be closed between Trade Street and Liberty Street starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Fifth and Trade streets. Eastbound lanes within that block will remain open. A detour will be posted. Trade and Liberty Streets will remain open to traffic where they cross Fifth Street. The traffic signal at Fifth and Trade streets will be out of service during this time. The traffic signals on Fifth Street at Cherry and Liberty streets will remain in operation.

  • Road Closure on 3rd Street and Town Run Lane
    August 22, 2018 - September 5, 2018
    A contractor working on water line connections to the hotel under construction will close 3rd Street between Cherry Street and Town Run Lane beginning August 22, 2018.  The work is expected to last approximately 1 week.  Once 3rd Street is complete, the contractor will move to Town Run Lane between 3rd Street and the Post Office.  The work on Town Run Lane will last approximately 1 week.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and will maintain access to the parking and businesses on the north side of 3rd Street.  

  • Road Closure on Main Street, between Blum Street and Race Street
    August 20, 2018 for 2 weeks 
    A contractor will close Main Street between Blum and Race Streets from August 20, 2018 for two weeks.  A detour route will be posted and will be available on oldsalemrehab.org.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on 3rd Street, between Liberty Street and Town Run Lane
    August 17, 2018 and August 20, 2018
    A contractor will close 3rd Street between Liberty Street and Town Run Lane from August 17, 2018 to August 20, 2018 to remove the pedestrian walkway over 3rd Street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and detours.  

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
    August 1, 2018 and August 3, 2018
    A contractor will close Spruce Street between 4th and 5th Streets from August 1, 2018 until 4 PM on August 3, 2018 to utilize a crane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Fourth Street, between Spruce and Cherry Streets
    July 30, 2018 and August 2, 2018
    A contractor will close Fourth Street, between Spruce and Cherry Streets starting at 8 AM Monday July 30 to relocate a traffic signal pole and cabinet at the intersection of Fourth and Marshall Streets.  Work is scheduled to be completed and the street reopened no later than the afternoon of Thursday, August 2nd.  A detour will be posted.  Marshall Street will remain open to traffic where it crosses Fourth Street.  The traffic signal at Fourth and Marshall Streets will be out of service.  The traffic signals on Fourth Street at Cherry and Spruce Streets will remain in operation.

  • Road Closure on Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets
    Beginning August 20, 2018
    A contractor will close the on-street parking spaces adjacent to the Hiram Ward Federal Building in the 200 block of Main Street beginning August 20, 2018 for demolition of the pedestrian plaza.  The adjacent northbound right turn lane will also be closed during off peak hours (open in the am and pm rush weekdays).  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

    UPDATE: Road closure postponed until mid-September.  Exact date to be determined.

  • Road Closure on Burke Mill Road, between Griffith Road and Stratford Road
    July 26, 2018 and July 27, 2018
    A contractor will close Burke Mill Road between Griffith Rad and Stratford Road from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM on the nights of July 26, 2018 and July 27, 2018 for paving.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control including detours.

  • Road Closure on Third Street, between Cherry Street and Town Run Lane
    August 6, 2018 to August 15, 2018
    A contractor will close Third Street between Cherry Street and Town Run Lane beginning August 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM until August 15, 2018 to make water and sewer connections.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on West End Boulevard, between Clover Street and Brookstown Avenue
    July 16, 2018 to July 18, 2018
    A contractor will close West End Boulevard between Clover Street and Brookstown Avenue beginning July 16, 2018  at 8:30 AM until to July 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM to make storm drain repairs.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

    UPDATE: Road Closure extended until afternoon of July 19, 2018.

  • Road Closure on Westmoreland Drive, at Baux Mountain Road
    July 11, 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    NCDOT will close Westmoreland Drive at Baux Mountain Road on July 11, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to make storm drain repairs.  NCDOT will handle all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Old Salem Road, between Academy Street and Salem Avenue
    July 9, 2018 to July 23, 2018 (subject to extension based on conditions)
    As part of the Old Salem Rehabilitation Project, the City of Winston-Salem and its contractors will close Old Salem Road between Academy Street and the traffic circle at Salem Avenue.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control including detouring traffic along Marshall Street.  For more information on this closure please visit oldsalemrehab.org

  • Road Closure on 5th Street, between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street
    June 26, 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close 5th Street between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street on June 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to make a sewer line connection.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between Holly Avenue and 4th Street
    June 25, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    The contractor will close Spruce Street between Holly Avenue and 4th Street on June 25, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to remove roofing material onto 315 North Spruce Street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

    UPDATE:  The closure is rescheduled for June 26, 2018.

  • Lane Closure on South Main Street (Old Salem), between East Walnut Street and Cul-de-sac
    June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018
    There will be a lane closure southbound on South Main Street in Old Salem from East Walnut Street to the cul-de-sac from June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018.  Contractors will be continuing their work replacing the waterline on South Main Street in Old Salem.  Detours will be posted for southbound traffic.  Northbound traffic will not be impeded. 

  • Lane Closure on 27th Street, between Ivy Avenue and Stokes Avenue
    June 28, 2018  to July 6, 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close one of the east bound lanes of E. 27th Street between Ivy Avenue and Stokes Avenue starting June 28, 2018 until July 6, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

    UPDATE: Due to overhead power line conflicts, the work was postponed.  Lane closure will begin on August 20, 2018
    UPDATE: Lane closure rescheduled for July 2, 2018 to July 9, 2018.
    UPDATE: Lane closure cancelled until further notice.

  • Road Closure on N. Glenn Avenue, at the intersection of Sherbrooke Drive
    June 20, 2018 6:00 PM to June 22, 2018
    A contractor will close portions of N. Glenn Avenue at the intersection with Sherbrooke Drive to repair stormwater pipes and associated work.  The closure will begin Wednesday June 20, at 6:00 PM and will last until Friday, June 22, 2018.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on 5th Street, between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street
    June 19th and 20th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close 5th Street between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street on June 19, 2018 and June 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to make a sewer line connection .  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on 5th Street, at Woodland Avenue
    June 25, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close 5th Street at Woodland Avenue on June 25, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to make sewer repairs.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Buena Vista Road, Westover Avenue and Roslyn Street
    June 27, 2018; 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    A contractor will close Buena Vista Road between Westover Avenue and Roslyn Street on June 27, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM to utilize a crane and remove a tree.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on S. Main Street in Old Salem, between Race Street and Cul-de-sac
    June 18, 2018 until further notice
    A contractor will close South Main Street in Old Salem between Race Street and the Cul-de-sac to excavate and replace the outdated water line.  For more information please visit oldsalemrehab.com

  • Road Closure on 6th Street, between Broad and Summit Street
    May 23, 2018 for approximately 3 weeks
    A portion of 6th Street between Summit Street and Broad Street will be closed to through traffic starting Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  The closure is scheduled to last 3 weeks and will maintain access for those who live within the closure.  A detour will be posted. 

    UPDATE:  The closure has been extended a additional week (June 20th, 2018).

  • Sidewalk Closure at 640 W. 4th Street
    October 23, 2017
    A contractor will install a construction fence in front of 640 W. 4th Street beginning the week of October 23, 2017 for demolition of the existing building and construction of a new building.  Pedestrians will be advised to use the sidewalk across the street.

  • Road closure on 7th Street, between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue
    Time:  Indefinitely or TBA
    A drainage project to repair a caved in storm drain is currently underway on 7th Street between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue. Winston-Salem DOT will be responsible for all traffic control in coordination with Norfolk Southern. 7th Street in the areas between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue will be closed indefinitely until further notice.

  • Lane Closure for Union Station Renovation Project
    Beginning August 1, 2017
    The contractor working on the renovations at Union Station will close a portion of the unnamed roadway (see attached map) for construction of a retaining wall and storm water lines.  The contractor will be responsible for all traffic control. The contractor will try to maintain two way traffic for the 10 week construction timeframe. See map for additional details.

  • Road Closure on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets
    April 6, 2017 
    Samet Construction Company will begin the construction of a new building in the parking lot bounded by 5th Street, 6th Street, Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street beginning April 6, 2017.  A construction fence will be installed around the site and Chestnut Street will be closed between 5th and 6th Streets for the duration of the construction.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. 

  • Bike Facility and Sidewalk Updates

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Transportation - Aug. 23, 2018 Fourth Street, between Marshall and Trade streets, will be closed to through traffic starting...
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Transportation - Aug. 23, 2018 Access to the portion of High Cliffs Road south of Lakeside Drive will be cut off starti...

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