Salem Creek Connector
Project # U-2925
Type: Construct New Road, Bridges
Affected Counties: Forsyth
Construction Start Date: January 2013
Construction End Date: November 2015
The Salem Creek Connector project will be adding a new 1.1-mile four-lane road with a median connecting Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Rams Drive at the Piedmont Triad Research Park. This new roadway will add as many as 10 bridges over parts of Salem Creek and U.S. 52. In addition to the new road way, a new interchange will also be built at U.S. 52 and the current interchange located at Rams Drive will be removed.
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has said that the connector will improve motorist and pedestrian safety by helping traffic flow more efficiently in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The connector will help reduce traffic congestion and access to U.S. 52 from the city's colleges, university and research park. Pedestrian safety will be improved when sidewalks are installed along the roadway at Winston-Salem State University.
- WXII 12 News: "Salem Creek Connector construction expected to begin in January"
- Winston-Salem Journal: "Blythe Construction wins contract for Salem Creek Connector"
- Construction Start Date: January 2013
- Construction Completion Date: November 2015
NCDOT officials are currently contacting property owners about taking the property needed. The department of transportation has not announced the neighborhoods that will be affected, but the project map shows the portion of the road that will affected. Property owners along that route may be affected by the new connector.
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