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

June 2014 Transportation Planning Documents Review

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released several documents for public review from June 12 - July 11, 2014. The documents include Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) projects and Draft STI Local Input Point Assignments, Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) Amendments and Modifications for June 2014, and project U-2827B (I-40 Business) Air Quality Conformity Document Short Form. See the documents. 

Urban Circulator Draft Alternative Analysis Report

The final draft of the Urban Circulator Alternative Analysis Report has been produced, and is now going before City Council for consideration. Find out more about the Urban Circulator Study. 

New Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO Boundary

The new Metropolitan Area Boundary (MAB) and Smoother Urbanized Area Boundary (UAB) for the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) based on the 2010 United States Census have been approved by the State of North Carolina. See the new boundaries on the MPO web page. 

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

  • North Marshall Street, West Fourth Street to West Fifth Street
    August 6, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close North Marshall Street Between West Fourth Street and West Fifth Street on August 10, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A crane will be used to hoist HVAC equipment onto the roof of the Stevens Center. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
  • Intersection, Reynolds Boulevard and Indiana Avenue
    August 13, 2014
    A contractor has been given permission to close the intersection of Reynolds Boulevard and Indiana Avenue on August 13, 2014, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to replace the crossing. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and detours.

Sidewalk and Parking Closures

  • Old County Courthouse, North Main Street, North Liberty Street, West Third Street and West Fourth Street
    Beginning March 31, 2014
    The contractor redeveloping the old County Courthouse located between North Main Street, North Liberty Street, West Third Street and West Fourth Street will begin construction on Monday, March 31, 2014. Fencing will be installed around the site blocking the on-street parking and sidewalks. Signs will be installed advising pedestrians to use the sidewalks opposite the site.

Bike Facility and Sidewalk Updates 

Latest News

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014
Streets Operations Division - July 18, 2014 Brandywine Road will be closed to through traffic between Sloan Drive and Densmo...
Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014
Streets Operations Division - July 3, 2014 The northernmost entrance and exit to Reynolda Village, across Reynolda Road fro...

Upcoming Events

MPO TCC Meeting 9/19/2013
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Recurring Event:
One time event
Description:

2:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101. The Winston-Salem Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)

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Toneq' McCullough
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Location
Suite 307, Bryce A. Stuart
Municipal Building
100 E. First St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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