Business 40 Improvement Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is in the early planning stages for the reconstruction and improvement of the Business 40 freeway, from west of Fourth Street to east of Church Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The 1.2-mile long project includes the replacement of ten bridges, rebuilding the highway's pavement, and improving related roadway infrastructure beginning in 2016 with completion by 2021. The project's primary goal is to enhance the overall safety of the corridor by:

  • Bringing other design elements up to modern standards
  • Improve bridge clearances
  • Improving interchange spacing and ramp geometrics
  • Provide better lighting
  • Reducing the number of interchanges
  • Widen shoulders

The project will not add capacity to the highway but will make the current highway as safe and as efficient as possible.