Corridor Protection Maps Rescinded
Updated Designs Presented
On Oct. 27, 2015, the N.C. Department of Transportation presented updated designs for the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway for the U.S. 52 interchange at Bethania-Rural Hall Road and the surrounding area in Rural Hall.
Western Loop Corridor Map Update Proposed
On June 25, 2013, NCDOT presented a proposed revised map for a portion of the Western Loop from U.S. 421 to Robinhood Road, and at the Beltway interchange with Bethania- Tobaccoville Road. The revised map included three changes:
- The interchange of the beltway with Bethania-Tobaccoville Road was redesigned to avoid impacts to a historic property.
- Following the previous Corridor Protection Public Hearing, the section of the beltway from U.S. 421 to Robinhood Road was not protected by the Transportation Corridor Official Map Act, because right-of-way acquisition was already underway in that area at the time. This area was proposed for corridor protection.
- A previously proposed access road from Tilmark Drive to Peace Haven Road was removed.
NCDOT subsequently decided not to adopt or file the proposed revised map.
On May 20, 2010, a U.S. District judge dismissed two lawsuits – filed in 1999 and 2008 – against proposed plans for the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, allowing NCDOT to move forward with buying right of way and construction.