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.

Getting Around Winston-Salem, Transportation Options...

The citizen's of the City of Winston-Salem are afforded a variety of transportation options throughout the City from bicycling and walking to public transportation.  The City's Transportation Department manages and assists with the operations, planning and enforcement of these various modes of travel.  For more information on each transportation option, click on the image below.  

Modes of Transportation

Bicycle and Micromobility

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Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft


Private Transportation

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Pedestrian & Sidewalks


Bus Services - Transit

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Streets and Highways

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Current and Upcoming Projects

Plan Update

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Downtown Two-Way Conversion Project 

Voters approved converting First, Second, Main and Liberty streets downtown to two-way traffic as part of the 2018 bond referendum. Work is now underway. Learn more about the project and see detailed maps.

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    First & Second Streets Conversion Project to Begin Next Week

    Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 9, on the curb improvements required as part of the conversion of First and Second streets downtown to two-way traffic. Read more...
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    On-Street Parking Enforcement Resumes Oct. 5

    The city will resume enforcing on-street parking limits downtown effective Monday, Oct. 5. Parking meters or pay stations must be used if present, and time limits for both metered and unmetered spaces will be enforced. Read more...
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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...
  12. 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...
  17. "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...
  18. 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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