RALEIGH - Motorists traveling through Winston-Salem may encounter some traffic congestion as crews conduct utility work at five intersections on Friday, Oct. 21. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. and end by 5 p.m.
The intersections involved include:
- I-40 West off ramp at Exit 193C and Silas Creek Parkway from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.;
- U.S. 52 North on ramp and University Parkway from 10:30 a.m. to noon;
- Hanes Mill Road and University Parkway from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.;
- Bethabara Park Boulevard and University Parkway from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
- Clemmonsville Road and Thomasville Road from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
At each intersection, Duke Power will turn off the electricity to allow NCDOT crews to modify the electrical service. While the power is out, Winston-Salem Police Department officers will direct traffic through the intersection. After the work is complete, Duke Power will restore electricity, and the traffic signals will guide drivers through the intersection.
This work is part of the improvements NCDOT is making to U.S. 52 in Winston-Salem. The department is upgrading the intelligent transportation system, which includes traffic signals, live traffic cameras and message boards, in the area to help move traffic through the area more efficiently and better respond to accidents and congestion.