Traffic Management

The Traffic Operations Division manages the traffic signals, signs, markings and lighting on the city streets. The Traffic Operations Division is located in the historic Davis Garage/Union Station building on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  The pages in this section explain the details of traffic operations and provide additional information.


TMC Union Station

Signs and Signals

Green Street Bridge Looking East 1

Twin Arches


Union Station

Construction on Union Station was begun in 1924 and finished in 1926. It was a collaboration between three different railroad companies that provided passenger train service to Winston-Salem.

The station was built in the Beaux-Arts style and replaced an earlier station that was on Chestnut Street between Third and Fourth streets downtown. Built during a time of segregation, it had separate white and black waiting rooms. The station cost $800,000 to build.

The use of the building declined as rail travel declined in the years following World War II.  In 1970, passenger train service stopped here and the building was sold and operated as the Davis Garage.  The City reacquired the building in 2012.

The Union Station building will be the future site of the City of Winston-Salem's Department of Transportation Administrative office.