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 will improve motorist safety by helping traffic flow more efficiently.
NCDOT is not scheduled to start purchasing property in Sections B and C, until after 2024. Construction in Sections B and C would begin several years beyond 2025.
This project is listed as Project R-2577 in the
N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $110 million.