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 began in January 2017 and the contract is expected to be awarded in June 2018
|Environmental Assessment completed
|Finding of No Significant Impact completed
|Property Acquisition Start
January 2017 (U-4734)
||June 2013 (U-2800);
June 2018 (U-4734)
||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
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.