Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WSUAMPO or MPO)  is responsible for coordinating transportation planning within the Winston-Salem Urbanized Area according to the latest Census. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are established by Federal directive for all urbanized areas with a population of 50,000.

The WSUAMPO Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) map.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), provides a forum for local decision-making regarding federal, state and local transportation funds for urbanized areas. The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) sets regional, long-term transportation policy; prioritizes projects; and approves the long-range plan, short-range TIP, and other required documents.

The MPO has several core functions it must perform: the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, Congestion Management Process, Public Participation Plan, and Federal Performance Measures. 



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    Broad Street Closing Monday for Asphalt Repair

    Broad Street, between First and Second streets, will be reduced to one northbound lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, to repair the asphalt road surface. Both southbound lanes will be closed and a detour set up. Read more...
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    Main Street Closing Saturday for Crane Work

    Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets will be closed Saturday, Aug. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read more...
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    Poplar Street Closing for Signal Pole Replacement

    Poplar Street, between Holly Avenue and 4 1/2 Street, will be closed to through traffic starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Fourth and Poplar streets. Read more...
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    Virtual Workshops Scheduled for Pedestrian Plan

    The city will hold two virtual workshops in July to collect public feedback on where the city should make improvements in sidewalks, crosswalks, greenways and other pedestrian infrastructure. Read more...
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    Main Street Closing This Weekend for Street Art Viewing

    The block of Main Street between First and Second streets will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20, to 7 a.m. Monday, June 22, at the request of the Arts Council to allow residents to view the street art painted last weekend in the center lane. Read more...
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    Follansbee Road Closing for Sewer Connection

    The 4500 block of Follansbee Road, between Bridgeton Road and Wilmore Drive, will be closed to through traffic Thursday, June 11, and Monday, June 15, to allow a contractor install a sewer connection and repave the road. A detour will be posted. Read more...
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    Feedback Needed on Sidewalks & Other Improvements for Pedestrians

    The city is in the early stages of updating its pedestrian plan and is seeking feedback about the safety, accessibility and comfort of walking routes throughout the city for everyday and recreational trips alike. Read more...
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    Portions of Main and Cemetery Streets Closing for Water Pipe Replacement

    The block of Main Street between Brookstown Avenue and Cemetery Street, as well as the block of Cemetery Street between Main and Liberty streets, will be closed to through traffic starting today, to allow a contractor to replace aging water pipes. Read more...
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    Portions of Liberty and Cemetery Streets Closing for Water Pipe Replacement

    The block of Liberty Street between First and Cemetery streets, as well as the block of Cemetery Street between Main and Liberty streets, will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday, May 5, to allow a contractor to replace aging water pipes. Read more...
  10. Portions of Brookstown Avenue and Main Street Closing for Sewer Replacement

    The block of Brookstown Avenue between Liberty and Main streets, as well as the block of Main Street south of Brookstown Avenue, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, April 20, to allow a contractor to replace aging sewer pipes. Read more...
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    Electrical Work to Affect Cherry & Fourth Streets

    The block of Fourth Street between Cherry and Marshall streets will be closed Monday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow Duke Energy crews to pull electric cables through manholes. Read more...
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    Fourth Street Closing for Construction Crane

    The block of Fourth Street between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street will be closed for five days starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, to allow a crane to install glass on a building under construction. Read more...
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    Information Sessions Scheduled on Peacehaven and Polo Road Recommendations

    City transportation officials will hold separate information sessions March 4 and March 5 to allow residents to learn about recommendations for improvements to Peacehaven and Polo roads. Read more...
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    Milling/Repaving Work Scheduled for Robinhood Road

    The portion of Robinhood Road between Buena Vista and Stratford roads is scheduled to be milled and repaved starting at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2, weather permitting. Read more...
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    Bethania Station Road Closure Postponed

    The closure of Bethania Station Road, from Shattalon Drive to Tenney Lane, scheduled for next week has been postponed. Read more...
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    Information Sessions Scheduled on Downtown Two-Way Street Conversions

    City transportation officials will hold four drop-in information sessions starting Thursday, Feb. 27, on plans to convert First, Second, Liberty and Main streets downtown to two-way traffic. Read more...
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    Meadowlark Drive Closing for Stormwater Pipe Repairs

    Meadowlark Drive, between Rosewind Lane and Hundley Road, will be closed to through traffic starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to repair damage to a stormwater pipe. Read more...
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    Akron Drive Extension Update Session Postponed

    The drop-in session for the Akron Drive extension scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the forecast for winter weather. A new date will be announced later. For more information call CityLink 311. Read more...
  19. "Watch for Me" Campaign Commencing with Education, Then Enforcement

    Winston-Salem’s "Watch for Me" campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety will officially begin Wednesday, Aug. 14, with a public-awareness campaign. Stepped-up enforcement will begin Aug. 26, to coincide with the first day of school. Read more...
  20. Electric Scooters Returning to Winston-Salem

    Electric scooters are scheduled to reappear in Winston-Salem on Friday, Oct. 11, when Zagster, in partnership with Spin, will put out 100 Spin scooters for public use. Read more...
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