- Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation
will perform diamond grinding operations on U.S. 52 North in Winston-Salem on Monday night as part of the U.S. 52 Improvement Project
.The work will require the temporary closure of the exit ramp from U.S. 421/Business 40 West to U.S. 52 North (Exit 6B), as well as the right lane of U.S. 52 North at Business 40. The ramp and lane closures will be in place from 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30. If the work cannot be completed in one night, the closures will occur again on Tuesday night.During the closure, motorists on I-40 West may access U.S. 52 North by taking Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit 6C) and following the signed detour to U.S. 52 North.Crews will diamond grind the concrete 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 one-half mile 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.For real-time travel information any time in the Triad, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.