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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
- 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
- Main Street, North of 4th Street to 6th Street
May 11 - June 9, 2016
A contractor has been given permission to close one of the northbound lanes of Main Street just north of 4th Street to 6th Street. The contractor will be replacing the letters on the exterior of the RAI Building located at 401 N. Main Street. The lane will be closed for short periods of time periodically throughout the day to transport sign letters from a parking lot near 6th Street to the site. The lane closure will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- 4th Street, Between Cherry Street and Trade Street
May 28, 2016
A contractor has been given permission to close a lane of 4th Street between Cherry Street and Trade Street on May 28, 2016 from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. to hoist a piece of equipment onto the roof of 206 W. 4th Street. Two –way traffic will be maintained using flaggers. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- Marshall Street, Between 5th Street and 4th Street
May 31 - June 4, 2016
The Embassy Suites has been given permission to close the left lane next to the hotel and parking deck on Marshall Street between 5th and 4th Streets to assist with the load-in and load-out of vendors attending the Home Educators Conference. The left lane is not a travel so vehicular traffic will be maintained. Embassy Suites will be responsible for any needed traffic control. The dates and times are: May 31, 2016 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., June 1, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. June 2, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., June 4, 2016 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- 5th Street, Between Cherry Street and Marshall Street
June 6, 2016 - June 27, 2016
The contractor working on the renovations at the Benton Convention Center will close the westbound lane adjacent to the building on 5th Street between Cherry Street and Marshall Street beginning, June 6, 2016 until June 27, 2016 to install micro-piles for the new addition. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.