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 Closures

  • Norfolk Southern Railroad Street Closures
    Beginning November 10, 2014

    A contractor working for Norfolk Southern Rail Road has been given permission to close multiple streets beginning November 10, 2014, to replace ties at their crossings. They will try to conduct the work between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; however, the train schedules may dictate times outside of this. The work may take up to two weeks. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. The locations are:
    • 25th Street
    • 27th Street
    • Patterson Avenue
    • Polo Road
    • Grove Garden Drive
    • North Point Boulevard
    • Bethabara Road
    • Bethania Station Road
    • Shattalon Drive
    • Ziglar Road
  • North Marshall Street (southbound lane), West Fifth Street to West Sixth Street
    November 10-14, 2014
    A moving company has been given permission to close the southbound lane of North Marshall Street next to 537 North Spruce Street the week of November 10-14, 2014, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
  • West Fourth Street, North Main Street to North Liberty Street
    November 15, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close West Fourth Street between North Main Street and North Liberty Street on November 15, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., to hoist materials off of the roof of 1 West Fourth Street. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

Sidewalk and Parking Closures

  • Magnolia Parking Deck, West Fifth Street, North Liberty Street and North Main Street
    Beginning August 21, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close the sidewalk around the Magnolia Parking Deck ( formerly the Liberty Main Parking Deck ) beginning on August 21, 2014, for approximately 2 weeks. Portions of the work will be done on the weekends. The contractor is responsible for all traffic and pedestrian control.

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...

Upcoming Events

MPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting 05/27/2014
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event

4:15 p.m., Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 5th floor

The Winston-Salem Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 4:15 p.m. The meeting is held in the 5th floor public meeting room of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building.

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

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Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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