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Traffic Alert: Work on Salem Creek Connector Project to Close U.S. 52 Lanes

Winston-Salem - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will implement alternating lane closures along a section of U.S. 52 North between Waughtown Street and Interstate Business 40 while crews relocate barrier walls and install new pavement markings. Traffic will be shifted onto new bridge structures as part of work for the Salem Creek Connector Project. Work will take place from 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 25. The construction of the Salem Creek Connector includes:

Constructing a new four-lane road with a median from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive south of Winston-Salem State University to Rams Drive at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter;

Building 11 bridges, mainly over parts of Salem Creek and U.S. 52;

Constructing a new diverging diamond interchange at U.S. 52;

Removing the current U.S. 52 interchange ramps at Rams Drive and Vargrave Street. The bridges will remain in place;

Realigning multiple side roads and intersections, including Diggs Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive; and Diggs Avenue and Vargrave Street; and

Building a roundabout at Salem Avenue and City Yard Drive.

The Salem Creek Connector is one of several projects in Winston-Salem that will improve detour routes that NCDOT will use to keep traffic moving while the Business 40 Improvement Project is under construction. Transportation officials remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.


10/3/2018 11:04 AM