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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 that runs through downtown is due for structural improvements and overall beautification. The three-year project, spearheaded by North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is a multi-phased project that began last Fall and is slated for completion in late 2020. The finished project 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 periodic, temporary closures that may affect visitors and residents. Find up-to-date road closure information, along with easy-to-navigate detour routes here.. 

If you have any questions, please call Visit Winston-Salem toll-free at 866.728.4200 or email info@visitwinstonsalem.com.


LATEST CLOSURES EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, AUGUST 12- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

As a result of this progress, crews will soon be ready to begin the next phase of foundation work.  Beginning this Sunday night, August 12th at 9 pm, crews will close the inside lane (left lane) of Business 40, in both directions, at Peters Creek Parkway.  These lane closures will be in place for approximately 20 days (day and night), as crews and equipment will be working in the median. In addition to the inside lane closure, WESTBOUND Business 40, between Peters Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Avenue, will completely close from 10 pm to 6 am each night, weather depending.  As westbound Business 40 reopens at 6 am each morning, only the outside lane will be available.  Each night at 10 pm, westbound traffic will be directed onto the exit at Peters Creek Parkway and will follow the signed detour of Peters Creek Parkway to W. 1st Street to Cloverdale Avenue and then re-enter westbound Business 40. This traffic pattern will continue for approximately 20 days.

EASTBOUND Business 40:   Beginning Sunday, August 12th at 9 pm, the inside lane of eastbound Business 40 will be closed for approximately 20 days.  (Anticipate re-opening on September 1st.)

WESTBOUND Business 40:  Beginning Sunday, August 12th at 9 pm, the inside lane of westbound Business 40 will be closed for the same 20 days.  In addition, at 10 pm each night, westbound traffic will be directed onto the exit at Peters Creek Parkway and follow the detour of Peters Creek Parkway to W. 1st Street to Cloverdale Avenue.  By 6 am each morning, the outside lane of westbound Business 40 will be re-opened to the public. 

The following link illustrates the nightly detour route for Westbound Business 40: Business 40 - Continuous Inside Lane Closure at Peters Creek Parkway 
 

View an illustration of the detour routes here:  Business 40 - Detour Routes


You can view updated information for the Business 40 construction project at the project website:  www.business40nc.com.


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.
Email
NCDOT Resident Engineer
452 Central Avenue
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 249-6255

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

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