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

Business 40 Downtown Street Study - Public Workshop 

Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Old Salem Visitor Center, Gray Auditorium
900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The City of Winston-Salem is working with Davenport, a local engineering firm, to perform the Business 40 Downtown Street Study. The study was requested by City Council to examine the viability, traffic impacts, and costs of implementing street conversions from one-way to two-way operation; to assess the parking impacts, pedestrian crossings, and downtown access to businesses; to examine traffic calming based on the project changes in access; to evaluate directional signing needs; and to determine pedestrian and bicycle accommodations in the project study area.

The city and Davenport held an Open House March 5, 2015. Davenport will give an update on the study progress, share preliminary findings, the results of the public survey, and proposed concepts. There is no formal presentation, so please drop in during this time to ask questions and provide feedback.

Davenport has launched a project website to provide information and solicit public comments. The “Get Involved” page includes a link to the project survey and an interactive map where the community can post comments.

Please visit the Business 40 Downtown Street Study site and let us know what you value.


Old Salem Infrastructure Improvements
old salem sidewalk images

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 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.
  • 5th Street, Patterson Avenue to Linden Street
    May 26, 2015 and June 2, 2015
    A contractor has been given permission to close 5th Street between Patterson Avenue and Linden Street on May 26, 2015 and June 2, 2015 (June 3, 2015 if raining on June 2, 2015) between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to pump concrete into Building #60, which is under renovation. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and detours.

Bike Facility and Sidewalk Updates

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Upcoming Events

MPO Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting 05/27/2014
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event

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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Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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