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Winston-Salem Northern Beltway

Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a multi-lane freeway that loops around the northern part of Winston-Salem.

The 34.5-mile Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will begin at U.S. 158 southwest of Winston-Salem and end at I-74/U.S. 311 southeast of the city.

About 100,000 vehicles and trucks travel through the area every day, which is more traffic than the roadways in the area are designed to handle. The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will help alleviate congestion and improve safety along heavily traveled routes in Forsyth County, including U.S. 421/Business 40 and U.S. 52.

Project Funding

The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is identified as two projects in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $1.74 billion.

​Estimated Cost*
The Eastern Loop (U-2579)​$1.067 billion
​The Western Loop (R-2247)​$673 million
Total cost$1.74 billion

*Estimated costs subject to change

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