Project Overview and Purpose
Planning is underway on a proposed project that involves widening and extending Macy Grove Road – from Industrial Park Drive to N.C. 150 (North Main Street) near Kernersville – as well as improvements to portions of I-40 Business in Guilford County.
Work would also include building an interchange at Macy Grove Road and I-40 Business.
The improvements would provide a link between I-40 Business and N.C. 150 north of Kernersville. They would also reduce congestion at the N.C. 66/150 interchange in downtown Kernersville.
Other benefits of the project, include:
- Access to a large planned industrial and commercial area around the existing Macy Grove Road bridged crossing of I-40 Business
- Providing a segment of the future Kernersville Loop Road, which is included in the Town of Kernersville Thoroughfare and Street Plan and the 2035 Winston-Salem Urban Area Long Range Transportation Plan
For funding purposes, the project is made up of two individual projects:
Project U-2800, which involves building an interchange at Macy Grove Road and I-40 Business
Project U-4734, which involves extending Macy Grove
Interchange at Macy Grove Road and I-40 Business (U-2800)
Work, which started in June 2013 and was completed in November 2015, involved widening Macy Grove Road from near Industrial Park Drive to Old Greensboro Road and extending Macy Grove Road from Old Greensboro Road to north of Old U.S. 421/East Mountain Street.
This part of the project also includes an interchange where Macy Grove Road crosses I-40 Business and bridge crossings over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks and Old U.S. 421/East Mountain Street.
Macy Grove Road Extension (U-4734)
Work involves extending Macy Grove Road from north of Old U.S. 421/East Mountain Street to N.C. 150.
Right-of-way acquisition is expected to start in December 2016 and the contract is expected to be awarded in June 2018.
|Environmental Assessment completed
|Finding of No Significant Impact completed
|Property Acquisition Start
Late 2016 or early 2017 (U-4374)
||June 2013 (U-2800);
||November 2015 (U-2800)
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Project Hotline: (English & Spanish): 1-800-233-6315
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.