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Temporary Right-Of-Way Closure Permit
In an effort to maximize safety and efficiency during the Business 40 Improvements Project, the City of Winston-Salem Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has instituted a new Temporary Right-of-Way Closure permitting policy. For more information, the application document, and fee structure, please visit the WSDOT Permit Page.
2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Plan Development
Prioritization is NCDOT's decision making tool for developing the State's Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming ten-year work program. The current round is known as Prioritization 5.0 or P5.0, and will develop the 2020-2029 STIP. Through coordinated efforts with the State's Prioritization Office, Division 9 of NCDOT, surrounding MPO and RPOs and local cooperation, the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO has identified projects for all modes, including highway, bicycle/pedestrian, transit, and aviation to be evaluated for inclusion into the State's final work program.
A final list of projects, resources and additional information can be found on the MPO's SPOT webpage.
Public Feedback Requested
The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WSMPO) holds meetings on the third Thursday bimonthly or as needed at 4:15 p.m. at 100 E. First Street in the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building in the Public Meeting Room on the 5th Floor. The TAC serves as a forum for cooperative transportation planning and decision-making for the MPO region which includes Forsyth County and portions of Davie, Davidson and Stokes Counties. Citizens are welcome to attend and participate in these public meetings. The next meeting of the TAC will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019. Agenda materials for this meeting can also be found at cityofws.org/Departments/Transportation/MPO/TAC.
The Winston-Salem MPO is seeking public comment and feedback from February 15, 2018 to March 17, 2019 for the items below:
These materials can be found on the City of Winston-Salem website, at the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation office in the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building Office, 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem (3rd Floor) or at local libraries in Forsyth, Stokes, Davidson and Davie counties.
All comments should be sent in writing to Byron Brown either by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
City of Winston-Salem, DOT
Attn: Byron Brown, Principal Planner
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
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.
City of Winston-Salem
Bus Pass Match Distribution Program
for Eligible Nonprofit Organizations
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.
Applications 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), in-person or by fax (336-747-6876).
Any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Nixon, Engineering Technician (email@example.com).
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. The following organizations are currently utilizing the Bus Pass Match Distribution Program:
The Enrichment Center, 1006 Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, 27101
Positive Wellness Alliance, 1006 Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, 27101
Monarch, 651 N. Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, 27101
Senior Services, Inc., 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, 27101
Redemption & Recovery Restoration Ministries, Inc., 128 Louella Drive, Winston-Salem, 27105
Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of NC, 500 W. Northwest Blvd., Winston-Salem, 27105
City with Dwelling, A Community First Initiative, 633 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, 27101
Winston-Salem Street School, 630 W. Sixth Street, Winston-Salem, 27101
TCK Providence Inc. (Second Harvest Food Bank), 5790 University Parkway, Winston-Salem 27105
Forsyth County Veterans Treatment Court, 1811 Meadowlark Drive, Winston-Salem 27101
Triad First In Families, 450 West Hanes Mill Road, Suite 223, Winston-Salem 27101
Bethesda Center for the Homeless, 930 N. Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem 27101
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
- 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 segments 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
Road Closure on 4th Street, at the intersection of Poplar Street
March 26, 2019; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
A contractor will close 4th Street at the intersection of Poplar Street on March 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to hoist HVAC equipment onto the roof of a building. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
UPDATE: Date moved to March 28, 2019
Lane Closure on Liberty Street, between 2nd Street and 3rd Street
March 25, 2019 to March 28, 2019; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Duke Energy will close one lane of Liberty Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street beginning March 25, 2019 until March 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to make underground utility repairs. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on Church Street, between 2nd Street and 3rd Street
March 21, 2019 to March 22, 2019; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Duke Energy will close one lane of Church Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street beginning March 21, 2019 until March 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to make underground utility repairs. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on 2nd Street, between Town Run Lane and Chestnut Street
February 27, 2019 to March 20, 2019; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Duke Energy will close one lane of 2nd Street between Town Run Lane and Chestnut Street beginning February 27, 2019 until March 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to make underground utility repairs. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 5th Street and 6th Street
February 18, 2019 to April 8, 2019; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
A contractor will close the southbound lane of Patterson Avenue between 5th Street and 6th Street beginning February 18, 2019 for approximately 48 days between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to perform exterior work on the apartment complex currently under construction. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on Main Street, between 2nd Street and 3rd Street
February 11, 2019 until further notice
A contractor will close the northbound tight turn lane of Main Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street along with the sidewalks around the Hiram Ward Federal Building beginning February 11, 2019. The contractor will be demolishing and rebuilding the Plaza on the north side of the building. The project is expected to last several months. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on Church Street, between 1st Street and 3rd Street
Intermittent from February 11, 2019 to May 11, 2019; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Duke Energy will close a lane of Church Street between 1st Street and 3rd Street from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM beginning February 11, 2019 intermittently for approximately 3 months to pull electrical cable into existing underground conduit. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on 6th Street, between Spruce Street and Marshall Street
February 11, 2019 to March 1, 2019; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Duke Energy will close a lane of 6th Street between Spruce Street and Marshall Street from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM beginning February 11, 2019 until March 1, 2019 to make underground vault repairs. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
Lane Closure on 2nd Street, at the intersection of Liberty Street
January 23, 2019 to February 23, 2019
AT&T will close a lane of 2nd Street at the intersection of Liberty Street beginning January 23, 2019 for approximately one month to perform Business 40 related utility work.
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.
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