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Final Four Names Revealed for the Renaming of Business 40 Between Kernersville and Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem - The Business 40 Improvement Project Naming Selection Committee has chosen four names that will be voted on by the public in an effort to rename the historic Business 40 highway between I-40 east of Kernersville and I-40 west of Winston-Salem, NC. "NCDOT reviewed the 1,889 tabulated nominations from the public who sent in names from November 2015 to January 2016 of which we weighted the top 10, and from the top 10, the Naming Selection Committee chose these four names; all of which represent our area quite well," said Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey, at a press conference today. The nominations were submitted via email, mail and directly through the project website. The four names the public will vote on in just a matter of weeks are:

  • Innovation Highway
  • Piedmont Corridor
  • Golden Leaf Parkway
  • Salem Parkway

Public voting will take place from March 15 until June 15. Voting will be done be via telephone or text; those lines will be announced when voting begins on March 15, 2015. After the votes are tabulated NCDOT will make the announcement when construction begins on the project this summer. "We are pleased that the public responded in such great numbers; the business community and residents of this area desired a highway name reflective of their community versus just a number," said Division 9 Board Member Jake Alexander. Members of the naming committee are:

  • Jim Shaw (President, Liberty CDC)
  • Geoff Lassiter (President, Winston Salem Dash
  • Ragan Folan (President & CEO, Old Salem
  • Mark Lively (Holly Avenue Neighborhood Assn)
  • Dawn Morgan (The Honorable Mayor of Kernersville)
  • Debi Grant (Town of Kernersville, GIS)
  • Phyllis Mendel (Kernersville Planning Board)
  • Shelby Reap (NCDOT Architecture & History)
  • Diane Wilson (NCDOT Public Involvement)

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM