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​​​​​​​The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is divided into the Eastern Loop and the Western Loop, identified by the numbers assigned to them in the State Transportation Improvement Program, the N.C. Department of Transportation's 10-year plan that identifies the funding for transportation projects throughout the state and when they are scheduled for construction.

Eastern Loop

Part of the future I-74 corridor, the 17.1-mile Eastern Loop (identified as U-2579), is from U.S. 52 to I-74. For construction purposes, it is divided into eight sections, each in various stages, as shown in the following table.

​Section​Location​Project Status*​Map Link
​AA​I-74 to I-40​Under construction
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​AB​I-40 to U.S. 421/Salem Parkway
​Under construction 

Map 1
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​B

​U.S. 421/Salem Parkway to U.S. 158​Complete

Map 1
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​C​U.S. 158 to U.S. 311​Complete​
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​D, E, F​U.S. 311 to University ParkwayComplete

Section D map

Section E map

Section F map

​G​Hastings Hill Road bridge over U.S. 421/Salem Parkway
​Complete​N/A

*Status as of December 2020; future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Western Loop

Designated as future I-274, the 17.4-mile Western Loop (identified as R-2247) is from U.S. 158 (Stratford Road) to U.S. 52. For construction purposes, it is divided into 10 sections, each in various stages, as shown in the following table.

​Section​Location​Project Status*​Map Link
​CC​Two bridge replacements over Muddy Creek​Complete​N/A
​CD​Upgrade of the Peace Haven Road/U.S. 421 interchange and the roads leading to it (within limits of Section CA)​Complete
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​EC​Construction of interchange at U.S. 52 at N.C. 65​Complete
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​EB​Construction of interchange at U.S. 52 and Winston-Salem Northern Beltway​Under construction
​Map
​A

​U.S. 158 westward to south of I-40​Right of way acquisition - 2029
Construction - 2029
​N/A
​B
U.S. 158 westward to south of I-40​
​Right of way acquisition - 2028
Construction - 2028
​N/A
​BA, BB
​South of I-40 to south of U.S. 421 interchange​Right of way - 2028
Construction - 2028
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​CA​South of U.S. 421 interchange to north of U.S. 421 interchange​Right of way - 2028
Construction - 2028
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​CB​North of U.S. 421 interchange to Robinhood RoadRight of way - 2029
Construction - 2029
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​D​North of Meadowlark Drive/Robinhood Road to N.C. 67Right of way - 2025
Construction - 2028
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​EA​N.C. 67 to south of U.S. 52​Right of way - 2025
Construction - 2028
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​F​Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (e.g., traffic signals, traffic cameras)​Unfunded​N/A

*Status as of December 2020​; future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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