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


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.

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].

For further information, please contact Ken Baker, City of Winston-Salem Transportation Planner at .

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:

Connie James, City of Winston-Salem Deputy Director of Transportation at

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 until November 2016.
    • 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

  • Spring Street, Between 5th Street and 4 1/2 Street
    June 6, 2016 - June 16, 2016
    The contractor working on the library project will close Spring Street between 5th Street and 4 1/2 Street on June 6, 2016 until June 13, 2016 to make utility connections. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.  
  • 5th Street, Between Cherry Street and Marshall Street   
    June 13, 2016 - July 5, 2016
    UPDATED: Due to safety concerns and the width of the equipment, 5th Street will now be closed from June 13, 2016 until July 5, 2016 for the installation of the micro-piles. The contractor is still responsible for all traffic control.

  • Spring Street, Between 4 1/2 Street and 5th Street
    June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
    The contractor working on the new library will close Spring Street between 4 1/2 Street and 5th Street from June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016 to make utility connections. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Hawthorne Road, Between Queen Street and Eden Terrace Street
    June 25, 2016
    A contractor has been given permission to close the southbound lanes of Hawthorne Road between Queen Street and Eden Terrace Street (near the entrance to the employee parking deck) on June 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to utilize a crane. The contractor will use police officers to direct traffic around the crane so two-way traffic will be maintained. Baptist Hospital security staff will assist with parking deck traffic.

  • 4 1/2 Street, Between Broad Street and Summit Street
    August 1, 2016 - August 12, 2016
    A contractor has been given permission to close one lane of 4 1/2 Street between Broad Street and Summit Street from August 1, 2016 to August 12, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to perform repair work at 809 W. 4 ½ Street. The contractor will maintain 1 lane and will use flaggers to control traffic. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.


Latest News

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016
Streets Division - June 13, 2016 The portion of South Park Boulevard between Peters Creek Parkway and Old Salisbury Road wil...
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Transportation - June 9, 2016 The block of Fifth Street between Cherry and Marshall streets will be closed for three weeks s...
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Transportation - June 2, 2016 North Stratford Road, between Runnymede Road and Reynolda Road, will be repaved starting Satur...
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016
Streets Division - May 27, 2016 Cloister Drive, between Konnoak Drive and Woodvale Avenue, will be closed to through traffic...

Upcoming Events

MPO Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting 03/20/2014
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:00 PM
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2:00 p.m., Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 2nd floor

The Winston-Salem Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) will meet at 2:00 p.m. The meeting is held in the 2nd floor conference room of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building.

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