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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Spring Street, Between 5th Street and 4 1/2 Street
June 6, 2016 - June 16, 2016
The contractor working on the library project will close Spring Street between 5th Street and 4 1/2 Street on June 6, 2016 until June 13, 2016 to make utility connections. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- 5th Street, Between Cherry Street and Marshall Street
June 13, 2016 - July 5, 2016
UPDATED: Due to safety concerns and the width of the equipment, 5th Street will now be closed from June 13, 2016 until July 5, 2016 for the installation of the micro-piles. The contractor is still responsible for all traffic control.
- Spring Street, Between 4 1/2 Street and 5th Street
June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
The contractor working on the new library will close Spring Street between 4 1/2 Street and 5th Street from June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016 to make utility connections. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- Hawthorne Road, Between Queen Street and Eden Terrace Street
June 25, 2016
A contractor has been given permission to close the southbound lanes of Hawthorne Road between Queen Street and Eden Terrace Street (near the entrance to the employee parking deck) on June 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to utilize a crane. The contractor will use police officers to direct traffic around the crane so two-way traffic will be maintained. Baptist Hospital security staff will assist with parking deck traffic.
- Chestnut Street, Between First Street and Second Street
June 29, 2016
A contractor has been given permission to close Chestnut Street between First Street and Second Street on June 29, 2016 from 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. to hoist HVAC equipment onto the roof of 111 N Chestnut Street. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- 4 1/2 Street, Between Broad Street and Summit Street
August 1, 2016 - August 12, 2016
A contractor has been given permission to close one lane of 4 1/2 Street between Broad Street and Summit Street from August 1, 2016 to August 12, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to perform repair work at 809 W. 4 ½ Street. The contractor will maintain 1 lane and will use flaggers to control traffic. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.