- The N.C. Department of Transportation announced today that it will accelerate several portions of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway by up to four years and complete I-40 improvements seven months ahead of schedule through the use of design-build contracts. Design-build combines design, property acquisition and construction into one contract.
"These projects will relieve congestion, enhance safety, support economic development and improve mobility throughout the Triad and were made possible through the new transportation funding formula championed by Governor McCrory," Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson said. "Building a transportation network that better connects people to jobs, healthcare, education and recreation is a key part of the Governor's 25-Year Vision for Transportation in North Carolina. I am very pleased we will be able to open these projects to traffic much sooner than originally anticipated."
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|I-40 widening||Harper Road||NC 801||February 2018||July 2017||7 months|
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The eastern section of the Winston Salem Northern Beltway (Future I-74) is a 17.1-mile multi-lane freeway that will loop around the eastern part of Winston-Salem, beginning at U.S. 52 north of Winston-Salem and ending at I-74/U.S. 311 southeast of the city. With the accelerated schedule, the eastern section of the loop is expected to be completed by 2024. The western section of the beltway will begin at U.S. 158 in southeast Winston-Salem and end at U.S. 52 north of the city. The section of the western loop from U.S. 52 to N.C. 67 will be funded through the new transportation funding formula in the draft 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program.
The I-40 project will widen and improve I-40 from Davie County into Forsyth County and includes replacing bridges over the Yadkin River.