Winston-Salem Cycling Classic to Affect Traffic Patterns on Memorial Day
Access and traffic patterns along an 8.5-mile loop of streets south and west of downtown will be altered during the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, to be held Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., rolling closures will be in place along the route whenever the racers are passing through. When the racers are elsewhere on the course, traffic will be restricted one-way in the direction of travel of the race. The intersections of cross streets also will be temporarily closed whenever the racers are passing through. Race organizers estimate that intersections will be closed for 3 to 4 minutes when the racers pass through, and that it takes about 20 minutes for the racers to complete a lap.
Roads affected include portions of South Marshall Street; Rams Drive; Salem and Brookstown avenues; Arbor, Runnymede, Greenbrier, Robinhood and Reynolda roads; and Fourth, Fifth and Main streets downtown. Postcards have been mailed to residents and businesses along the route and within two blocks to either side.
Cars parked along the race route should be moved by 9 a.m. May 29. Cars parked along the route at 9:45 a.m. will be towed.
Some 280 cyclists are signed up to participate in the road races. The women’s race is scheduled to start at 10:15 and will comprise 8 laps. The men’s race start is scheduled to start at 2:15 p.m. and will comprise 13 laps. The start/finish line for both races is at 475 N. Patterson Ave.
RACE COURSE MAP
May is Bike Month: Winston-Salem has planned more than a dozen Bike Month events throughout the entire month of May! It ends May 29 with Walk and Roll Winston-Salem and the last day of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. See all events on the Bike Month page.
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.
2016-2025 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program Amendments available for public comment
The Fiscal Year 2016-2025 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) is a comprehensive listing of all transportation projects programmed for the Winston-Salem Urban Area and must be a subset of the Winston-Salem Urban Area 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update (MTP) and match the Fiscal Year 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The 2040 MTP Update, the Air Quality Conformity Determination Report (AQCDR) and the FY 2016-2025 MTIP were adopted by the Technical Advisory Committee on September 17, 2015.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) regularly updates the STIP to include new projects and modify existing projects, which then must be reflected in the Winston-Salem Urban Area MTIP. These modification and amendments are available for public review and comment until April 30, 2017. Citizens can review the modification and amendments at their local libraries and online (see below). All comments should be sent in writing to Byron Brown email@example.com or mailed to:
City of Winston-Salem, DOT
Att: Byron Brown
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem NC 27102
2016-2025 MTIP Amendments
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.
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 Morgan Simmons or visit the JARC and 5310 Grants webpage.
North Carolina Department of Transportation Draft Transportation Improvement Program Released
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s 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. Although federal law requires the plan to be updated every four years, the State’s transportation department proactively updates it every two years to ensure it accurately reflects the state’s current financial situation.
On Jan. 5, 2017, NCDOT released the draft of the 2017 – 2027 State Transportation Improvement Program. Now that the draft plan has been released, NCDOT and the WSMPO will hold separate public comment periods this spring to seek input on the document. The WSMPO will be accepting public comments and feedback from February 23rd to March 31st. All comments must be in writing and submitted to Fredrick Haith, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem NC 27102, with Attn: Fredrick Haith, WSMPO clearly labeled. The Board of Transportation is expected to approve the final 2017-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program in June 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fredrick Haith, Planning Development Coordinator.
Planning Development Coordinator
City of Winston-Salem, DOT
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
WSMPO Draft STIP
NCDOT STIP webpage
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 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
Fredrick Haith, City of Winston-Salem Transportation Planning Development Coordinator at fredrickh@CITYOFWS.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 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
- Lane Closure on Brookstown Avenue, between Liberty Street and Cherry Street
June 1, 2017 - June 8, 2017
A contractor will be working on the exterior of 119 Brookstown Avenue beginning June 1, 2017 until June 8, 2017. The contractor will utilize a boom lift and will be partially in the street. Two-way traffic will be maintained and the contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- Lane Closure on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between Rams Drive and Cromartie Street
May 15, 2017 - May 16, 2017
A contractor has been given permission to close one lane of northbound MLK Jr. Drive between Rams Drive and Cromartie Street on May 15, 2017 and May 16, 2017, 9 am- Noon. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control.
- 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. UPDATE: The closure has been extended until April 14, 2017.
- Road Closure 5th Street, Between Cherry and Marshall Streets
October 20, 2016
Resolute Building Company has been approved to close 5th Street between Marshall Street and Cherry Street starting October 20, 2016 and lasting approximately three months. This will facilitate the demolition of the entry façade and allow for the erection of the new steel and concrete placement at the Convention Center. Resolute Building Company is responsible for all traffic control. UPDATE 1-27-2017, the contractor has extended the closure until the end of April 2017.
- 3rd Street, Between Chestnut Street and Church Street
September 7, 2016 - May 2017
Landmark Builders has been given permission to close the right westbound lane of 3rd Street between Chestnut Street and Church Street beginning on September 7, 2016, until approximately May 2017 for renovations in the Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office. The contractor is responsible for all traffic control and two-way traffic will be maintained.