Project Map
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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Forsyth, Guilford
  • Type of Project:
    Widening, Construct new bypass
  • STIP Number: R-2577
  • Estimated Cost: $110 million
  • Property Acquisition Start:
  • Completion Date: After 2025
US 158 Improvements Project

Project Overview and Purpose

This $110 million project will widen 18.8 miles of U.S. 158 to multiple lanes from U.S. 421/Business 40 in Winston-Salem to U.S. 220 in Guilford County.

The route has a high percentage of truck traffic and a high crash rate. Currently, as many as 23,000 vehicles travel on this section of the highway each day. That number is projected to increase to as many as 57,000 vehicles per day in 2035. The road was not originally designed to accommodate such high traffic levels.

The project, which will improve motorist safety and help traffic flow more efficiently, is divided into three sections:

  • Section A is 5.1 miles long. It begins just north of U.S. 421/Business 40/N.C. 150 and ends at Belews Creek Road in Forsyth County.
  • Section B is 7.2 miles long. It begins at Belews Creek Road in Forsyth County and ends at Anthony Road in Guilford County.
  • Section C is 6.5 miles long. It begins at Anthony Road in Guilford County and ends at U.S. 220 in Guilford County.

By widening Sections A and B to a four-lane, median-divided highway, NCDOT can help reduce crashes and alleviate congestion. Section C would be a four-lane, median-divided bypass around Stokesdale, since NCDOT cannot widen U.S. 158 through the town without it having a significant impact on the historic central business district.

News and Updates

NCDOT held two citizens informational workshops in April 2012 to discuss the project with the public. One was held in Stokesdale; the other in Walkertown. The same information was shared at both meetings.

Department representatives explained why the widening is needed and used maps to show the areas where it could occur. They also showed the public potential study corridors for the U.S. 158 bypass of Stokesdale (Section C).

A brochure was provided to citizens, who also had the opportunity to ask questions and share their comments with NCDOT.

NCDOT will include the information learned at the workshops in the environmental work it completes for the project.

Project Timeline

NCDOT expects to complete the environmental assessment for the project in 2017. The following year, the department will develop roadway designs for Sections A and B and design options for Section C. The final environmental document – the Finding of No Significant Impact – is scheduled to be complete in 2018.

Section A is slated to begin right-of-way acquisition in fiscal year 2020 and to begin construction in 2022. NCDOT is not scheduled to start purchasing property in Sections B and C until after 2025. Construction in Sections B and C would begin several years beyond 2025.

Contact Information

Pat Ivey, P.E.
Forsyth County
Division 9 Engineer

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(336) 747-7800
375 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Karen Reynolds
Project Planning Engineer

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(919) 707-6038
1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

Mike Mills, P.E.
Guilford County
Division 7 Engineer

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(336) 487-0000
PO Box 14996
Greensboro, NC 27415-4996

Jeffrey Teague
Project Design Engineer

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(919) 707-6238
1582 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1582

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.