On Monday March 2, N.C. Department of transportation
contractors will permanently close sections of Old Belews Creek Road
and Morris Road
in Winston-Salem. These two roads are being closed due to the construction of the first phase of the Winston-Salem Beltway (Eastern Section). The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is a multi-lane freeway that will loop around the northern part of Winston-Salem. By building this road, NCDOT will help alleviate congestion and enhance safety along heavily traveled routes such as U.S. 421/Business 40 and U.S. 52 in Forsyth County. The 34.2-mile project begins at U.S. 158 southwest of Winston-Salem and ends at U.S. 311 southeast of the city. Environmental studies for the project are complete, and design work, right of way acquisition and construction on some portions of the beltway are currently under way. The project is expected to be completed by November 1, 2018.The Beltway is made up of two sections: The portion from U.S. 158 to U.S. 52 is known as the "western" section; and The section from U.S. 52 to U.S. 311 is known as the "eastern" section. When it is complete, this section will become I-74. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser.