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

Request for Projects: The Federal Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC, Section 5307) grant Program and The Federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individual with Disabilities (Section 5310) grant program

A Coordinated Approach to Meeting Transportation Needs for Low-Income, Disabled and Elderly Populations in the Winston-Salem Urban Area

The Federal Transit Administration has announced that Winston-Salem Urban Area will receive federal transportation funds to assist eligible agencies in meeting the transportation needs of low-income, disabled and elderly populations in the area. The Request for Projects (RFP) process will accept proposals for funding under the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC, Section 5307) grant program and/or the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) grant program.

Dates  Step in the Request for Projects Process (2018) 
April 23 to April 27 Legal Notices in Newspaper/Advertisement on the dot.cityofws.org website
April 30 to May 30 30 Day Call for Projects
Application Instructions [pdf/17p]
Section 5310 Grant Application [pdf/19p]
Section 5307 Grant Application [pdf/19p]
May 7 Community Workshop and Information Session
City of Winston-Salem Lowery Street Facility
2000 Lowery Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
RSVP due May 2, 2018 to
Community Workshop Presentation
June 4 to June 15 Review by External Sub-Committee
July Approval by the Winston-Salem Urban Area Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
July to September FTA Approval Process
September Execution of Sub-Recipient Contracts (after approval of FTA application) 

Applications, instructions for submitting proposals and the date and location of the Community Workshop will be made available on the Winston Salem Department of Transportation (WSDOT) at dot.cityofws.org. All applications must be received by close of business day on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (5:00pm). Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.  Proposals may be hand-delivered, mailed, or e-mailed to: 

Morgan L. Simmons
Transportation Project Planner (Transit)
Winston-Salem Metropolitan Planning Organization
Department of Transportation, Room 307
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building
P.O. Box 2511
100 E. First Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27102
Telephone: 336-747-6882

The Winston-Salem DOT  in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy the program of projects (POP) requirements.  Any person who believe they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO program has a right to file a formal complaint with Kelly Garvin, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC, 27102, within 180 days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence.

Public Notice (English) [pdf/1p]
Public Notice (Spanish) [pdf/1p]


Public Feedback Requested

Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program Amendments and Modifications

The Winston-Salem Department of Transportation is looking for your comments on amendments, draft projects and updates to existing transportation improvement plans (Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) and Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Winston-Salem Urbanized Area.  The documents are located below and are available at your local library.  Please send all comments to Byron Brown at before May 11, 2018.

Quarterly Amendments and Modifications to 2018-2027 MTIP

P5 Project Evaluation - Draft Regional Project List

As part of the development of the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the Winston-Salem Urban Area participates in the Strategic Transportation Investment process.  Currently projects are being evaluated for regional funding and local point assignment consideration.  The list of projects being evaluated is located at the link below.  Please send all questions and comments in writing to Kelly Garvin at kellym@cityofws.org before May 11, 2018.

Prioritization 5.0 webpage 

Amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

In accordance with requirements in the Moving Ahead of Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, amendments to the Winston-Salem Urban Area MTP are available for public review and comment. The documents are located below and are also available at your local library.  Please send all comments to Byron Brown at  before May 11, 2018.

2040 MTP Proposed Draft Amendments


Transportation Presentations presented at the Public Works Committee Meeting (Feb. 13, 2018)

Sidewalk Program Information [pdf/2MB]
Mitigation Presentation [pdf/2MB]
Pavement Condition [pdf/1MB]
WSTA Service Update [pdf/4MB]

For more information please contact:

Morgan L. Simmons, Transportation Project Planner ()


Southwest Ward Child Pedestrian Safety Improvement Projects Drop-In Input Meeting

  • Monday, February 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Miller Park Community Center, 400 Leisure Lane

The proposed projects include pedestrian signals and crosswalks at two intersections: 1 Miller Street and Silas Creek Parkway; 2. Academy Street and Hawthorne Road. People are welcome to attend, review the plans, and provide comments.

Bicycle Master Plan Public Information and Input Meeting

bike plan meeting flyer

  • Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Central Library Auditorium, 660 West Fifth Street
  • 5:30 - 6:00: Presentation
  • 6:00 - 7:30: Discussion and input

We are in the process of creating a new bicycle master plan and this is the first opportunity for the public to share their ideas about how to make Winston-Salem a bicycle friendly community.

WS Bicycle Plan Public Meeting Poster - English [pdf]
WS Bicycle Plan Public Meeting Poster - Spanish [pdf]


Starting January 2, WSTA is changing routes and/or expanding to night and weekend service on Routes 80, 81, 82, 86, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 101, 103, 104, 106, 107 and 108. Call 336-727-2000 for details.

See below route maps or visit wstransit.com for additional information.  Routes with * indicate routes with changes.  All changes take effect January 2, 2018.

Route 80* Route 81* Route 82 Route 83 Route 84 Route 85 Route 86 Route 87 Route 88 Route 89
Route 90* Route 91* Route 92* Route 93 Route 94* Route 95* Route 96 Route 97 Route 98 Route 99
Route 100 Route 101* Route 102 Route 103* Route 104* Route 105 Route 106* Route 107* Route 108* Route 109
Route 110                  

City of Winston-Salem
Bus Pass Match Distribution Program
for Eligible Nonprofit Organizations

Update:
As of 12/11/2017, the following organizations are participants in the match program:

Organization Name

Address

Contact

The Enrichment Center –
An Affiliated Chapter of the Arc

1006 S. Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

336-777-0076

Samaritan Ministries

414 E. Northwest Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

336-748-1962

Redemption and Recovery Restoration Ministries, Inc.

128 Louella Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

336-528-6110

Wake Forest Baptist Health – Downtown Health Plaza

1200 N. Martin Luther King, Jr Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27101

336-713-9800

Springwell Network, Inc.

3820 North Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105

336-831-1300

 Monarch 651 N. Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-725-7527
 The Salvation Army 901 N. Cleveland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27027
336-723-6366

Local non-profit organizations that provide, or are willing to provide, free WSTA bus passes to their clients are invited to apply for additional free passes under the Bus Pass Matching Distribution Program.  This program was authorized by City Council as part of the city’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

The council has allocated $90,000 for the program, which can be used for two types of passes: 10-ride bus passes on WSTA’s fixed routes, or 30-ride Trans-Aid passes. For every pass that an agency buys for its clients, the city will provide a matching pass. Applications for matching passes will be approved on a rolling basis, first-come, first served. There is no limit to the number of matching passes that an organization may request.

For more information, please review the Program Information [pdf]. Applications will be accepted immediately and are available via this webpage (see Application link below) or the front desk of the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation's office (Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, Suite 307 – 100 E. First St.).

Applications may be submitted by email (), in-person or by fax (336-748-3370).

Any questions or concerns, please contact Morgan L. Simmons, Transportation Project Planner (). 

Program Information [pdf/200kb/1p]
***Application [pdf - fillable electronically]***


Major downtown traffic pattern change: As of April 2017, left turns are now prohibited at all times from Fourth Street onto Cherry and Marshall streets. See map below, and read the full news release.

Map showing restricted left turns from Fourth Street onto Cherry and Marshall streets

Federal Funding Workshop

The WSMPO held its annual Federal Funding workshop on Monday, November 27th.  The workshop provided detailed information about federal funding opportunities, reporting, and the application process.  Below you will find the presentations that were given.  If you have any questions please contact Kelly Garvin at 336-747-6881 or .

CMAQ Program Overview [pdf/20p/2MB]
FHWA Funding, Monitoring and Reporting [pdf/16p/430kb]
Federal-Aid steps and resources for Locally Administrated Projects [pdf/54p/5MB]
State Transportation Improvement Program [pdf/12p/429kb]
Environmental Document Preparation

Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Grants

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is eligible for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Section 5307 and Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) funds authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

A Call for Projects for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 JARC and Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities funds will begin Monday, March 20, 2017 to Friday April 21, 2017.  A public workshop to discuss Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding programs, application processes and procedures has been scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2017 from 12:30pm to 3:30 p.m., located at the City of Winston Salem- Lowery Street Facility, 2000 Lowery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101.  For more information on this event and to RSVP, please contact or visit the JARC and 5310 Grants webpage.

North Carolina Department of Transportation Prioritization 5.0 Development

View WSMPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) P5 Project List [pdf/7p]

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program or STIP – identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects at the state level over a 10 year period.   The State’s transportation department proactively updates the STIP every two years to ensure it accurately reflects the state’s current financial situation.  

The current STIP for years 2018-2027 was adopted by the Board of Transportation on August 2, 2017 and can be viewed online here (https://www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments/2018-2027.html).

The NCDOT uses a data-driven process to update the STIP called strategic prioritization. The process is in its 5th iteration. The prioritization process uses three funding categories – Statewide Mobility, Regional Impact and Division. Projects are evaluated based on their merit through an analysis of a number of variables including but not limited to:  Congestion, Benefit/Cost, Safety, and Freight, Accessibility.  The first step of prioritization process is the identification of projects for evaluation and scoring by the NCDOT’s Strategic Planning Office of Transportation (SPOT).

The draft list of projects to be evaluated is available for public review and comment from August 10th to September 10th, 2017.  Individuals can review the projects online (see WSMPO link above).  All comments should be sent in writing to Kelly Garvin () or mail to:

City of Winston-Salem, DOT
Att:  Kelly Garvin
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
E-mail:
Phone: 336-747-6869
Fax: 336-748-3370

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy the program of projects (POP) requirements.  Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Winston- Salem Urban Area MPO programs has a right to file a formal complaint with Kelly Garvin, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102, within 180 days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence.

Bicycle Master Plan RFP

The City of Winston-Salem invites qualified firms to submit proposals for consulting services to develop a comprehensive bicycle master plan for the City and its MPO member communities. Winston-Salem is emerging as a destination for cycling and the goal of this plan is to develop a framework of improvements and recommendations that will attract cyclists of all ages and abilities. The City encourages innovative context-sensitive solutions and strategies, with an emphasis on improving bicycle connectivity, safety, accessibility, and circulation. Request for Proposals [pdf/483kb/11p].

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.

There were 585 applications received for the $500,000,000 and while our project was favorably received, we were not selected. Thank you to all who participated in our application process.

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 .

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].

 

 


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:

Jeff Fansler, City of Winston-Salem Acting Deputy Director of Transportation at jeffreygf@cityofws.org

Project Updates

  • Business 40 Waterline Work
    • Flatiron Construction Company will begin relocating water lines in preparation for the Business 40 project starting on June 12, 2017.  Flatiron will be working on 1st Street from Church Street to Peters Creek Parkway working two block segments at a time from east to west.  The first two block segment will be between Church Street and Liberty Street.  Traffic control will be in place as well as detours.  Attached is the detour route.
  • 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

  • **Business 40 - Peters Creek Parkway**
    October 30, 2017 - Fall 2018
    In the upcoming weeks, NCDOT will start working on Business 40 improvements on Peters Creek Parkway.  The first phase of the Business 40 improvement project is slated to begin October 23, 2017.  The construction on Peters Creek Parkway is expected to last until fall 2018.  Expect temporary lane closures on both Peters Creek Parkway and Business 40 during this time frame. Please visit business40nc.com for additional information.

  • **Business 40 - Water Main schedule on 1st Street**
    October 30, 2017 - TBD
    The contractor for the water main work on 1st Street will be moving into the next work area between Cherry Street and Spruce Street on the week beginning on October 30, 2017.  One lane traffic will be maintained during construction.  Full street closure will only be utilized when necessary and will be performed as night work after 7:00 pm.  The contractor will be responsible for all traffic control

  • Lane Closure on 1st Street, between Church and Chestnut Streets
    May 30, 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close the inside lanes of 1st Street between Church and Chestnut Streets on May 30, 2018 for a few hours between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM to remove a metal structure in the median island.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.  

  • Road Closure on 6th Street, between Broad and Summit Street
    May 23, 2018 for approximately 3 weeks
    A portion of 6th Street between Summit Street and Broad Street will be closed to through traffic starting Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  The closure is scheduled to last 3 weeks and will maintain access for those who live within the closure.  A detour will be posted. 

  • Road Closure on Town Run Lane, between 2nd and 3rd Street
    May 29, 2018; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Town Run Lane will be closed between 2nd and 3rd Streets on May 29, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to repair broken underground conduit.  Traffic control will be in place and access will be maintained to the post office and the parking decks.  

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between Holly Avenue and 4th Street
    May 23, 2018; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    A contractor has been given permission to close Spruce Street between Holly Avenue and 4th Street on May 23, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to hoist roofing materials onto 315 N. Spruce Street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

    UPDATE:  RESCHEDULED TO MAY 30, 2018.

  • Road Closure on West End Boulevard, between Sunset Street and Glade Avenue
    May 8, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:30PM
    A contractor will close West End Boulevard between Sunset Street and Glade Avenue on May 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to utilize a crane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on 4th Street, between Research Parkway and Vine Streets
    May 10, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close 4th Street between Research Parkway and Vine Street on May 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. to pump concrete onto the roof of a building.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets
    April 20, 2018; 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    A contractor has been given permission to close Patterson Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets on April 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Griffith Road, between Burke Mill Road and Frontis Street
    May 3, 2018; 6:00 PM to May 4, 2018; 4:00 AM
    A contractor working on water services will close Griffth Road between Burke Mill Road and Frontis Street on May 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM to May 4, 2018 at 4:00 AM The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Spruce Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
    April  25, 2018 to May 23, 2018 or May 30, 2018 (4-5 Weeks)
    A contractor working on the renovations at the former GMAC Building will close Spruce Street between 4th and 5th Streets beginning April 25, 2018 for four to five weeks to remove debris from the building.  The contractor will maintain access to the parking lot south of the Winston-Salem Journal Building and is responsible for all traffic control. 

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets
    April 19, 2018; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    A contractor will close Patterson Avenue between 5th Street and 6th Street on April 19, 2018 from 8:30 PM to 12:30 PM to hoist HVAC equipment onto the roof of Biotech Place.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets
    April 3, 2018; 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    A contractor will close Patterson Avenue between 5th Street and 6th Street on April 3, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM to utilize a crane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets
    March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018 (4am to 7am)
    A contractor has been given permission to close Patterson Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets on March 20, 2018 and March 21, 2018 from 4 am to 7 am to pour concrete.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.  

    UPDATE:  DUE TO ANTICIPATED WEATHER, THE CLOSURE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 23,2018 AND MARCH 24, 2018 FROM 4 AM TO 7 AM. (3.21.18)

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets
    March 16, 2018 [8:30 am for 1-2 hours]
    A contractor has been given permission to close Patterson Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets on March 16, 2018 at 8:30 am for approximately 1-2 hours to use a crane to unload a concrete structure.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Bethabara Road, between Indiana Avenue and Old Town
    March 21, 2018 - 6 weeks
    The City’s contractor for the Bethabara Road Sidewalk Project will implement a road closure on Bethabara Road between Indiana Avenue and Old Town Road starting Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  The closure is scheduled to last for 6 full weeks while the contractor widens the road, installs new curb and gutter, and completes backfill and grading work for the new sidewalk.  Residents in the Bethabara Village Apartments will be allowed ingress and egress via Cowan Court during the closure.  Access to single family residences south of Indiana Avenue will also be allowed during the closure. Detour routes will be posted (see attached map). 

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue (between 5th Street and 6th Street)
    March 14, 2018; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    A contractor has been given permission to close Patterson Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets on March 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to utilize a crane to unload building materials.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue (between 4th Street and 5th Street)
    March 12, 2018; 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    A contractor will close Patterson Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets on March 12, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM to place condensers on the roof of a building.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on Hawthorne Road (Northbound between Elizabeth Avenue and Queen Street)
    March 8, 2018; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Duke Energy will be replacing a damaged utility pole on Hawthorne Road.  Northbound Hawthorne Road will be closed between Elizabeth Avenue and Queen Street on March 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Traffic control and detour will be posted.

  • Road Closure on Main Street (between 2nd Street and 4th Street) and 3rd Street (between Church and Liberty Streets)
    April 9, 2018 to April 19, 2018
    Main Street (between 2nd Street and 4th Street):  A contractor will close Main Street between 2nd and 4th Street and 3rd Street between Church and Liberty Streets beginning April 9th 2018 to utilize a crane to replace electrical equipment on the upper level of Winston Tower.  Traffic control and detour will be in place.

    UPDATE:  Main Street, between Second and Fourth Streets, and Third Street, between Church and Liberty Streets, will be closed to traffic for 10 days starting at 6 PM Sunday, April 8th to allow a crane to hoist equipment up to the top of the Winston Tower building.  Work is scheduled to be completed and streets reopened on April 19.  Pedestrian access will be maintained to the building inside the closure zone.  Detours will be posted.  For more information call CityLink 311.

  • Lane Closure on Main Street, north of 4th Street
    February 28, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will close one of the northbound lanes of Main Street, north of 4th Street to utilize a crane.  The lane closure will be on February 28, 2018 between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. 

  • Lane Closure on Reynolda Road, south of Wake Forest Road
    February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018
    A contractor installing a water connection will close lanes of Reynolda Road approximately 300' south of Wake Forest Road beginning February 26, 2018 until March 2, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Two way traffic will be maintained and the contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on Main Street, in front of RAI
    February 14, 2018
    A contractor will close one of the northbound lanes of Main Street north of 4th Street to utilize a crane.  The lane closure will be February 14, 2018 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 4th and 5th Street
    February 18, 2018; 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    A contractor will close Patterson Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets on February 18, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM for the grand opening of the Bailey Power Plant.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Road Closure on Church Street, between 4th and 5th Street
    February 3, 2018; 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    A contractor will close Church Street between 4th and 5th Streets on February 3, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM to hoist mechanical units onto the roof of the historic R.J. Reynolds Building (Kimpton Cardinal Hotel).  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure near 345 N. Stratford Road, between Georgia Avenue and Forest Drive
    January 18, 2018; 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    A contractor will close one (1) lane of N. Stratford Road (345) to remove limbs from a tree.  The contractor will use flaggers to control traffic and is responsible for all traffic control.
    **UPDATE**  The closure has been postposed until January 19 due to weather.

  • Road Closure on Vine Street, between 4th Street and 6th Street
    January 17, 2018 to January 19, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    The contractor will be installing fiber optic cables in manholes in the street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
    **UPDATE**  The closure has been postposed until January 23.

  • Road Closure on Patterson Avenue, between 4th Street and 6th Street (5th Street to remain open)
    January 10, 2018 to January 12, 2018; 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    The contractor will be installing fiber optic cables in manholes in the street.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
    **UPDATE**  The closure has been postposed until January 22.

  • Lane Closure on 3rd Street, between Church Streets and Chestnut Street 
    January 22, 2018 to January 26, 2018
    A contractor will be installing a new sewer manhole and connection on 3rd Street between Church Street and Chestnut Street from January 22, 2018 to January 26, 2018.  The contractor will maintain two-way traffic and is responsible for traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on Liberty Street, south of 4th Street
    December 6, 2017, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    The contractor working on the Pepper Building renovations will close one (1) lane of Liberty Street between 3rd and 4th Streets on December 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM to unload materials using a crane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on Salem Avenue at Cemetery Street
    December 6, 2017 [8:30 AM to 4:30 PM]

    A contractor will close a lane of southbound Salem Avenue at Cemetery Street on December 7, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to perform utility work in a manhole.  The contractor will utilize flaggers to control traffic.

  • Sidewalk Closure on 4th Street, west of Patterson Avenue
    November 29, 2017

    The contractor working on the Bailey Power Plant redevelopment will close the sidewalk on the north side of 4th Street adjacent to the site beginning 11-29-17 for approximately 10 days.  Pedestrian will be advised to use sidewalk across the street.

  • Road Closure on Marshall Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
    December 3, 2017

    The contractor working on the Stevens Center will close Marshall Street between 4th and 5th Streets on December 3, 2017 from 5 am to 2 pm to utilize a crane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and will hire an off duty police officer to control vehicles exiting the Hotel Parking Deck.  The contractor will utilize the on-street parking spaces adjacent to the Stevens Center to stage materials.  

  • Norfolk Southern Rail Road Crossing Work
    November 5, 2017
    Norfolk Southern Rail Road will begin work on Sunday November 5, 2017 on the following road crossings for 1-2 hours each (see below).  On Monday November 6, 2017 they will shut the same intersections down for 2-3 hours to finish the maintenance work.  Norfolk Southern will begin at 27th Street and work their way south and is responsible for all traffic control including detours.
    4th St.
    Chestnut
    6th St
    7th St
    14th St
    Ivy St
    21 St
    25th St
    27th St.

  • Lane Closure on Main Street, just North of 5th Street
    November 2, 2017 to November 3, 2017, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    A contractor will be utilizing a lift to perform maintenance work on Main Street just north of 5th Street on November 2, 2017 and November 3, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained and the contractor will use a flagger to control traffic.

  • Marshall Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
    November 12, 2017, 6 - 8 AM
    A contractor will use a lift to perform some maintenance work on the exterior of the Stevens Center.  The contractor will use a flagger to control traffic from 6 AM to 8 AM.  The roadway will not be closed.

  • Road Closure on Main Street, just North of Academy Street (in Old Salem)
    October 24, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    A contractor will close S. Main Street just north of Academy Street (in Old Salem) beginning October 24, 2017 until October 27, 2017 for installation of water line connections.  The contractor will be responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on Marshall Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
    October 23, 2017 for approximately 2 weeks

    A contractor has been given permission to close the parking lane and westernmost SB travel lane on Marshall Street adjacent to the Journal Building just south of Fifth Street beginning Monday, October 23, 2017 between the hours of 9 AM to 4 PM for approximately two weeks.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane Closure on 5th Street, between Chestnut Street and Patterson Avenue
    October 23, 2017 to October 25, 2017

    A contractor will close a lane of 5th Street between Chestnut Street and Patterson from October 23, 2017 to October 25, 2017.  Two way traffic will be maintained using the center lane.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Sidewalk Closure at 640 W. 4th Street
    October 23, 2017
    A contractor will install a construction fence in front of 640 W. 4th Street beginning the week of October 23, 2017 for demolition of the existing building and construction of a new building.  Pedestrians will be advised to use the sidewalk across the street.

  • Road Closure on W. 1st Street, 1st Street bridge
    November 13, 2017 to December 22, 2017  ***Updated 11/7***
    The 1st Street bridge (between Northwest Blvd and Miller St) will closed from Monday, October 23, 2017 to Wednesday November 22, 2017.  Several detours will be put in place during this time (please see below).  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

    1. The detour utilizes Cloverdale Avenue from W. 1st Street to Miller Road, and Miller Road from Cloverdale Avenue to W. 1st Street.
    2. W. 1st Street will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC at Cloverdale Avenue and ROAD CLOSED just beyond Northwest Boulevard.
    3. W. 1st Street will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC at Miller Road and ROAD CLOSED just beyond the last driveway near the West end of the bridge.

  • Road Closure on 4th Street, 4th Street to Patterson Avenue
    October 16, 2017 for 4 weeks
    The City's contractor for the WFIQ Rail Trail project is proposing to close 4th Street between Patterson Avenue and Research Parkway in order to use a crane to construct stairs from Fourth Street to the Rail Trail.  The detour for this work will take traffic to Patterson Avenue to 3rd Street to Research Parkway and back to 4th Street.  The contractor will be required to follow MUTCD guidelines for this closure. 

  • Lane Closure on Main Street, between 4th and 5th Street
    October 2 for 3 weeks
    The contractor working on the RAI Courtyard Rehab Project will close a lane of Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets beginning October 2, 2017 for 3 weeks to remove demolition material.  The lane closure will be intermittent between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.

  • Lane closure on 1st Street, between Cherry Street and Marshall Street
    Starting September 11, 2017 for 3-4 weeks
    Duke Energy is planning to close a lane on First Street between Cherry and Marshall Streets as part of utility relocation work associated with the Business 40 project. They plan to begin September 11 and the work will take 3-4 weeks in the block alternating closures of the northern and southern lanes. One lane will remain open at all times and they are coordinating with Flatiron on the closure just west for the waterline work.

  • Road closure on 7th Street, between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue
    Time:  Indefinitely or TBA
    A drainage project to repair a caved in storm drain is currently underway on 7th Street between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue. Winston-Salem DOT will be responsible for all traffic control in coordination with Norfolk Southern. 7th Street in the areas between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue will be closed indefinitely until further notice.

  • Lane Closure for Union Station Renovation Project
    Beginning August 1, 2017
    The contractor working on the renovations at Union Station will close a portion of the unnamed roadway (see attached map) for construction of a retaining wall and storm water lines.  The contractor will be responsible for all traffic control. The contractor will try to maintain two way traffic for the 10 week construction timeframe. See map for additional details.

  • Road Closure on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets
    April 6, 2017 
    Samet Construction Company will begin the construction of a new building in the parking lot bounded by 5th Street, 6th Street, Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street beginning April 6, 2017.  A construction fence will be installed around the site and Chestnut Street will be closed between 5th and 6th Streets for the duration of the construction.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control. 

  • Lane Closure at First Street,  between Main Street and Cherry Street
    March 13, 2017 
    In preparation for the Business 40 Upgrades, Duke Energy plans to start new manhole & duct bank installations along 1st Street between Main & Cherry Streets starting on March 13, 2017.  1st Street work will be along the south lane.  Some work taking place on Main St between 1st Street & the SE corner of Salem Funeral Services (Vogler’s).  The work is expected to last five to six weeks and Duke Energy’s contractor is responsible all traffic control, signage, etc. At least 1 lane of 1st Street will remain open. 

  • Road Closure at Patterson Avenue, between 4th and 5th Streets
    January 30, 2017 - March 10, 2017
    The contractor working on the renovations to the Bailey Plant site will close Patterson Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets beginning January 30, 2017 until March 10, 2017 to install underground utilities.  The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and detours.  

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