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

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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 10/2/2018

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                  
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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.  The following organizations are currently utlizing 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


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

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between 5th Street and 6th Street
    October 17, 2018 and October 18, 2018 
    A contractor will close Spruce Street between 5th and 6th Streets on October 17, 2018 and October 18, 2018 to make a sewer line repair.  The road way will be open at night.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. 

  • Road Closure on Cherry Street, between 1st Street and 2nd Street
    October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018 and October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018
    A contractor will close Cherry Street between 1st Street and 2nd Street beginning at 6:00 AM on October 13, 2018 to 5:00 PM on October 14, 2018 to remove HVAC equipment from the roof of a building.  The contractor may be able to reopen the road by 5:00 PM on October 13, 2018 if the removal runs smoothly.  Traffic control and detours will be in place.

    The same contractor will close Cherry Street again at the same location beginning at 6:00 AM on October 20, 2018 to 5:00 pm on October 21, 2018 to reinstall HVAC equipment onto the roof of the building.  If the installation runs smoothly, the contractor will reopen the road early.  Traffic control and detours will be in place.

  • Lane Closure on Spring Street, 4th Street, and Broad Street, between 4th Street and 4 1/2 Street
    October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
    A contractor will use a lift to perform maintenance work on the building located at 751 W. 4th Street.  The contractor will close Spring Street between 4th and 4 1/2 Streets on Friday 10-12-18 from 8:30 am to 12 pm.  He will then relocate to the 4th Street side of the building but will only block the on-street parking spaces until about 4:00 pm.  The contractor will return to 4th Street on Sunday 10-14-18 to finish and move to the Broad Street side of the building, where the contractor will close one lane of northbound Broad Street between 4th Street and 4 ½ Street.  The work should be completed on Broad Street by 3:00 pm.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on 6th Street, between Trade and Marshall Street
    October 8, 2018 – October 12, 2018
    6th Street between Cherry and Trade Street, will be closed to through traffic starting at 9AM Monday, October 8, to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole at the intersection of 6th and Cherry Streets.  The westbound lane of 6th Street will be closed between Cherry and Marshall Streets, the eastbound lanes within that block will remain open.  

    The traffic signal at 6th and Cherry Street will be out of service.  Cherry Street will remain open to traffic.  Work is scheduled to be completed and the street reopened by Friday, October 12.  A detour will be posted.  

  • Road Closure on 8th Street, between Marshall Street and Cherry Street
    October 6, 2018 – November 9, 2018
    As work continues on the Business 40 project, starting Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7 AM, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing 8th Street, between Marshall Street and Cherry Street.  This closure will also close the left turn lane from Marshall Street onto 8th Street.  NCDOT will manage the detour and wayfinding.

    Detour Map

  • Sidewalk Closure, 4th Street and Broad Street
    October 4, 2018 - October 6, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will utilize the on-street parking spaces and a portion of the sidewalk on the southwest corner of 4th and Broad Streets to utilize a lift to make repairs to the building (no road or lane closures).  They will start on Broad Street on October 4, 2018 and move the 4th Street side on October 5 and October 6, 2018.  The contractor is responsible for barricading the sidewalk for pedestrian safety.  

  • Road Closure on 4th Street, between Liberty Street and Trade Street
    October 1, 2018 - October 5, 2018
    4th Street from Liberty Street to Trade Street will be closed for signal pole changeout.  Trade Street and 4th Street from Trade to Cherry Street will remain open.  Detour signs will be posted along all routes.  Detour map shown below.  

    Detour Map

  • **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 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.

  • 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

Latest News

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018
Transportation - Oct. 5, 2018 Sixth Street, between Cherry and Trade streets, will be closed to through traffic starting at ...
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Transportation - Sept. 27, 2018 Fourth Street, between Liberty and Trade streets, will be closed to through traffic sta...
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Transportation - Sept. 20, 2018 Spruce Street, between Fifth Street and Holly Avenue, will be closed to through traffic star...
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018
Transportation - Aug. 31, 2018 Fourth Street, between Main and Chestnut streets, will be closed to through traffic starting ...

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