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

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 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 to
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 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: 

Morgan L. Simmons
Transportation Project Planner (Transit)
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 July 1, 2018.

Quarterly Amendments and Modifications to 2018-2027 MTIP

Program of Projects (POP) for the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA), Davidson County Transportation and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)

Under 49 U.S.C. 5307(b)(1) through (7) and as direct recipients of FTA Section 5307 funding, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA), Davidson County Transportation and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) shall develop Program of Projects (POP) and make it available for public review detailing the project purpose, funding requested and the local and Federal share.  To comply with Federal regulations WSTA and PART has worked 1) in partnership with NCDOT – Public Transit Division, the Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) Plans completed in the region developed by NCDOT, Burlington-Graham MPO, High Point MPO, Greensboro MPO, and the Winston-Salem MPO; and 2) participated in the development of Metropolitan Transportation Plans, Coordinated Community Connectivity Plans.  The POP details FTA Section 5307 included in this public review period.  The project list can be found at your local library and on-line ( [below]).

There will be public hearing conducted by each agency on the dates below:

Winston-Salem Transit Authority and Davidson County Transportation POP [pdf/1p]
[July 19, 2018 at 4:15 PM - Bryce Stuart Building, 100 E First Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101]
Please submit comments by July 1, 2018

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation POP [pdf/2p]
[June 13, 2018 at 8:30 AM - 107 Arrow Road, Greensboro, NC, 27409]
Please submit comments by June 7, 2018

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]

For more information please contact:

Morgan L. Simmons, Transportation Project Planner ()

Southwest Ward Child Pedestrian Safety Improvement Projects Drop-In Input Meeting

  • Monday, February 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Miller Park Community Center, 400 Leisure Lane

The proposed projects include pedestrian signals and crosswalks at two intersections: 1 Miller Street and Silas Creek Parkway; 2. Academy Street and Hawthorne Road. People are welcome to attend, review the plans, and provide comments.

Bicycle Master Plan Public Information and Input Meeting

bike plan meeting flyer

  • Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Central Library Auditorium, 660 West Fifth Street
  • 5:30 - 6:00: Presentation
  • 6:00 - 7:30: Discussion and input

We are in the process of creating a new bicycle master plan and this is the first opportunity for the public to share their ideas about how to make Winston-Salem a bicycle friendly community.

WS Bicycle Plan Public Meeting Poster - English [pdf]
WS Bicycle Plan Public Meeting Poster - Spanish [pdf]

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 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

As of 12/11/2017, the following organizations are participants in the match program:

Organization Name



The Enrichment Center –
An Affiliated Chapter of the Arc

1006 S. Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Samaritan Ministries

414 E. Northwest Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105


Redemption and Recovery Restoration Ministries, Inc.

128 Louella Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105


Wake Forest Baptist Health – Downtown Health Plaza

1200 N. Martin Luther King, Jr Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27101


Springwell Network, Inc.

3820 North Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105


 Monarch 651 N. Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
 The Salvation Army 901 N. Cleveland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27027

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.

For more information, please review the Program Information [pdf]. Applications will be accepted immediately and are available via this webpage (see Application link below) or the front desk of the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation's office (Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, Suite 307 – 100 E. First St.).

Applications may be submitted by email (), in-person or by fax (336-748-3370).

Any questions or concerns, please contact Morgan L. Simmons, Transportation Project Planner (). 

Program Information [pdf/200kb/1p]
***Application [pdf - fillable electronically]***

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

Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Grants

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is eligible for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Section 5307 and Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) funds authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

A Call for Projects for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 JARC and Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities funds will begin Monday, March 20, 2017 to Friday April 21, 2017.  A public workshop to discuss Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding programs, application processes and procedures has been scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2017 from 12:30pm to 3:30 p.m., located at the City of Winston Salem- Lowery Street Facility, 2000 Lowery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101.  For more information on this event and to RSVP, please contact or visit the JARC and 5310 Grants webpage.

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 (

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.  The first step of prioritization process is the identification of projects for evaluation and scoring by the NCDOT’s Strategic Planning Office of Transportation (SPOT).

The draft list of projects to be evaluated is available for public review and comment from August 10th to September 10th, 2017.  Individuals can review the projects online (see WSMPO link above).  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
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

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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