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Business 40 Improvements Project

As Winston-Salem's downtown continues to develop into a thriving urban hub, the 1.2-mile stretch of Business 40 highway that runs through the downtown is due for structural improvements and overall beautification. While completed in phases, the three-year project spearheaded by North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), will offer travelers safer roadways in and out of Winston-Salem's bustling downtown, and add and improve pedestrian walkways through and around downtown.

While construction crews work to complete the expansion of Peters Creek Parkway (learn more about that here), Business 40 remains open, but will see temporary closures that affect visitors and residents. Here you will find up-to-date road closure information along with easy-to-navigate detour routes. 

If you have any questions, please call Visit Winston-Salem toll-free at 866.728.4200 or email


N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close a portion of Business 40 in Winston-Salem while crews continue installing bridge girders and perform overhead work starting Friday, June 15. Beginning at 7 p.m., westbound Business 40 approaching Peters Creek Parkway will be reduced to one lane; with a complete closure of both directions between Cloverdale Avenue and Peters Creek Parkway starting at 10 p.m. The roadway will remain closed until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers will be able to detour using West 1st Street, Cloverdale Avenue and Peters Creek Parkway in both directions.

NCDOT AND Visit Winston-Salem remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert, slow down in the work zone, and to maintain the posted speed limit.


You can view updated information for the Business 40 construction project at the project website:

Learn More About the Complete Business 40 Improvement Project


Business 40 Project Milestones


Peters Creek Parkway construction -- Began Fall 2017 - Fall 2018
Business 40 Closes** -- Fall 2018
Project Complete -- Late 2020

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change.
** Full closure of Business 40 will not occur until after construction on Peters Creek Parkway is complete​​​.


Frequently Asked Questions


For questions concerning construction schedules, closures, and planning, please contact a local NCDOT representative below:

Mezak Tucker, P.E.
NCDOT Resident Engineer
452 Central Avenue
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 249-6255

Pat Ivey, P.E.
NCDOT Division Engineer
375 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
(336) 747-7800

Wright Archer, P.E.
NCDOT Division Construction Engineer
375 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
(336) 747-7800