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, Sidewalk and Parking Closures

  • Vine Street, Piedmont Leaf Lots to East Fifth Street
    East Fifth Street Sidewalk, adjacent to the former Reynolds #60 building
    Beginning November 20, 2014; Sidewalk beginning December 5, 2014
    A contractor working on the renovation of the former Reynolds #60 building has closed Vine Street from the bridge over East Fifth Street south to Piedmont Leaf Lofts. Beginning December 5, 2014, the sidewalk adjacent to the building #60 along East Fifth Street will be fenced and closed for the duration of the project.
  • East Fifth Street, North Patterson Avenue to Linden Street
    December 11, 2014, - March 7, 2015
    A contractor has been given permission to close East Fifth Street between North Patterson Avenue and Linden Street from December 11-24, 2014. The contractor will be removing a pipe bridge over Fifth Street and glass block from the exterior of the building under renovation. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. UPDATE 1: The contractor has requested an extension of the closure until January 2, 2015. After that date, they will reopen Fifth Street and utilize lane closures to complete the work.  UPDATE 2: The contractor has requested an extension of the closure until January 11, 2015.   UPDATE 3: The contractor has requested an extension of the closure until January 25, 2015. UPDATE 4: The closure will now end on March 7, 2015.
  • Twenty-Fifth StreetIvy Avenue to Stokes Avenue
    January 12-30, 2015
    Permission has been given to close Twenty-Seventh Street between Ivy Avenue and Stokes Avenue from January 12-30, 2015, for replacement of storm drains and sewer lines. Detours will be in place and the contractor is responsible for all traffic control.UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned closure of Twenty-Seventh Street will not take place. However, the contractor will now begin work on Twenty-Fifth Street between Ivy Avenue and Stokes Avenue. The contractor will still be responsible to detours and traffic control.
  • Bethabara RoadOak Grove Circle to Miller Road
    January 22, 2015
    A contractor has been given permission to close Bethabara Road on January 22, 2015, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to utilize a crane to place an antenna onto the water tower. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
  • West Northwest Boulevard, Reynolda Road to North Hawthorne Road
    February 6, 2015
    R.J. Reynolds High School has been given permission to block the 1400 block of West Northwest Boulevard for a Basketball / Hall of Fame inductee ceremony on February 6, 2015, between the hours of 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Northwest Boulevard will be blocked between Reynolda Road and Hawthorne Road. There will be police officers manning the intersections with barricades during the entire event.

Bike Facility and Sidewalk Updates 

Latest News

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
Cycling & Walking November 2014 In This Issue...
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014
Streets Operations Division - Oct. 30, 2014 Chestnut Street will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday, Nov. 4, betw...
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...

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100 E. First St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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