RALEIGH -The N.C. Department of Transportation will close U.S. 52 North between Exit 109A and Exit 110B in Winston-Salem beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday as part of the U.S. 52 Improvement Project.
The milling work will require both lanes of U.S. 52 North to be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, weather permitting. If the work cannot be completed in one night, the closures will occur again on Thursday night.
During the closure, motorists should use the following signed detour:
U.S. 52 North should use Exit 108C (Rams Drive) to Martin Luther King Jr. back to U.S. 52 North.
Once crews complete work on the northbound side, they will switch to the southbound side and dates and times will be determined.
Crews will mill the asphalt pavement to prepare for the upcoming resurfacing of the entire U.S. 52 project area. The work is part of the U.S. 52 Improvement Project, which includes streamlining and repaving 0.5 miles of U.S. 52 from U.S. 421/Business 40 to Akron Drive, and improving part of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem. The $13.1 million project is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 31.
The improvements will not only benefit drivers now, but they will also help prepare the city for the Business 40 Improvement Project. It will close 1.1 miles of U.S. 421/Business 40 in downtown Winston-Salem for up to two years to make major upgrades to the roadway and bridges. Much of the traffic on U.S. 421/Business 40 will be detoured onto U.S. 52.
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