WINSTON-SALEM – The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to permanently close a portion of Oak Grove Church Road, including the bridge over Interstate 40, this month.
As construction continues for the next section of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, Oak Grove Church Road will close to traffic on Sept. 19 between Meredith Drive and Oak Glen Drive.
“The existing bridge will not be demolished initially," said NCDOT Resident Engineer Larry Shaver, “but as our work area expands past the bridge, public access to the bridge will no longer be safe."
Motorists wishing to navigate around the closure can use the alternate route of Sedge Garden, Union Cross, and Glenn Hi roads. A second alternate route is Kernersville, High Point, and Glenn Hi roads.
“We are excited for the construction of this section of the Northern Beltway," said NCDOT Division 9 Engineer Pat Ivey. “This portion will extend the beltway from U.S. 421 (Salem Parkway) and connect to I-40. There will also be major improvements such as the widening of the Kernersville Road and Sedge Garden Road intersection."
Completion of this eastern loop section is scheduled for spring 2027.
Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time and slow down while adjusting to alternate routes.