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 - Open House

The City of Winston-Salem is working with Davenport to perform the Business 40 Downtown Street Study. The study was requested by City Council to examine the viability, traffic impacts, and the 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 will host an Open House to kick off the study on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Old Salem Visitor’s Center Gray Auditorium from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

February 2015 Planning Documents Review

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) and the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) are seeking public review and comment on the following documents:

  • 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Street and Highway Project List for the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO
  • Draft Fiscal Years 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO
  • Federal and State Transportation Funds Obligated in 2014

Public drop-in meetings to review and comment on these documents will be held in the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building lobby on:

  • Wednesday, February 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Public Hearing on the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Street and Highway Project List will be held on:

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in the Fifth Floor Meeting Room,
    Bryce Stuart Municipal Building,
    100 East First Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Learn more about the February 2015 Planning Documents.

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-February 11, 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. UPDATE 2: Due to inclement weather and unforeseen site conditions, the closure has been extended to February 11, 2015.
  • South Main Street (one lane), Business 40 to First Street
    February 4 - 6, 2015
    A contractor has been given permission to close a lane of Main Street between Business 40 and 1st Street beginning February 4 - 6, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to utilize a lift to work on the exterior of the Wingate Hotel. The contract 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.
  • Northwest Boulevard, Patterson Avenue to Ivy Avenue
    February 14, 2015
    A contractor has been given permission to close Northwest Boulevard between Patterson Avenue and Ivy Avenue on February 14, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to install a water line. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
  • Chestnut Street, 3rd Street to 4th Street
    February 25, 2015
    A contractor has been given permission to close a lane of southbound Chestnut Street on February 25, 2015, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. to hoist a HVAC unit on to the building. Flaggers will be used to manage traffic.

Bike Facility and Sidewalk Updates 

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Upcoming Events

MPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting 7/17/2014
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, July 17, 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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Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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