WINSTON-SALEM – An upcoming traffic shift on the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway project marks a major milestone for the project and will open up parts of the project necessary to accelerate construction.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the left lane of U.S. 52 North just north of Hanes Mill Road (Exit 116). During this closure, traffic will shift from the old U.S. 52 North to the new permanent alignment near the demolished Ziglar Road bridge. Once this work is complete, the right lane will close, allowing crews to finish striping the new road.
Weather permitting, all work is expected to be complete and both lanes of the new road opened by Saturday night.
The 34.5-mile beltway project is a multi-lane freeway that loops around the northern part of Winston-Salem. This project will help alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety along heavily traveled routes in Forsyth County, including U.S. 421/Salem Parkway and U.S. 52.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and allow extra time to adjust to the new traffic patterns.