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.

Project History

In April 2012, NCDOT held informational workshops in Stokesdale and Walkertown to discuss why the project 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).

NCDOT will include public feedback from the workshops in the environmental work it completes for the project.

Project Timeline

Milestone Date*
Environmental Assessment complete 2017
Final environmental document 2018
Section A right of way acquisition 2020
Section A construction 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.

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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

Bryan Key
Project Design Engineer

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(919) 707-6263
1582 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1582

Resources for Local Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.