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

2013 NCDOT Traffic Counts Now Available

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has released its 2013 traffic counts, and you can access the counts for the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in our interactive map! (This page will open in a new window.) Counts from 2012 and earlier can be found in maps and tables available in PDF format, with 2013 counts coming soon. Learn more about traffic counts. 

Project Updates

  • Union Cross Road Project
    • Silver Creek Trail at the intersection of Union Cross Road is permanently closed as of July 23, 2014. Silver Creek Trail will be barricaded in the short term until the cul-de-sac can be installed in the coming months per the project plans. Three portable message signs have been placed on site near the intersection to advise area residents of the closure.
  • Salem Creek Greenway Detour
    • The portion of the Salem Creek Greenway between Main Street and Vargrave Street is closed for construction of the Salem Creek Connector. The closure began in March 2014 and is estimated to be in place for 18 months.
    • More information about the detour is available on the Salem Creek Connector project page.
  • Salem Creek Connector Project           
    • Diggs Boulevard/South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive intersection is permanently closed as of January 2, 2014.
    • U.S. 52 interchange with Vargrave Street is permanently closed as of January 6, 2014.
    • Find out more on the Salem Creek Connector project page.

Road Closures

  • Spring Street, Holly Avenue to West Fourth Street
    September 22-26, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close Spring Street between Holly Avenue and West Fourth Street beginning September 16-19, 2014, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. UPDATE: The contractor has moved the work to September 22-26, 2014.
  • North Marshall Street, West Fourth Street to West Fifth Street
    September 28, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close North Marshall Street Between West Fourth Street and West Fifth Street on September 28, 2014, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A crane will be used to hoist material onto the Stevens Center. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and notifying adjacent property owners.

Sidewalk and Parking Closures

  • Magnolia Parking Deck, West Fifth Street, North Liberty Street and North Main Street
    Beginning August 21, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close the sidewalk around the Magnolia Parking Deck ( formerly the Liberty Main Parking Deck ) beginning on August 21, 2014, for approximately 2 weeks. Portions of the work will be done on the weekends. The contractor is responsible for all traffic and pedestrian control.

Bike Facility and Sidewalk Updates 

Latest News

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
Streets Operations Division - Sept. 26, 2014 The 200 block of 11th Street, between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street, wil...
Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Transportation Department - Sept. 2, 2014 The Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is running an advertising camp...
Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014
Transportation Department - Aug. 11, 2014 Cyclists of all ages are invited to enjoy live music, food, activities and car-fr...
Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Cycling & Walking August 2014 ...

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Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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