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Winston-Salem Northern Beltway

​​​​Project Overview

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Traffic Information

What's traffic like in the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway project area?

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​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 southeast of the city.

Over 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 traffic congestion and improve safety along heavily traveled routes in Forsyth County, including U.S. 421/Salem Parkway 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

6/14/2023 10:02 AM