Winston-Salem Northern Beltway
Project # U-2579 (Eastern Loop); R-2247 (Western Loop)
Type: New multi-lane freeway
Affected Counties: Forsyth
Estimated Cost: $1.417 Billion
The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is a 34.2-mile multi-lane freeway that, when completed, will circle the northern part of Winston-Salem from U.S. 158 to U.S. 311. North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) officials say the new road will help relieve congestion along U.S. 421 and Business 40/U.S. 52.
Map of Winston-Salem Nothern Beltway
The Beltway project, which has been included in the Urban Loop Acceleration Plan, will be constructed in two parts – the Eastern Loop and the Western Loop.
Eastern Loop U-2579
Project Cost: $1 Billion
The 17.1-mile Eastern Loop, NCDOT TIP #U-2579, will run from U.S. 52 to I-74/U.S. 311. This portion of the highway is divided into eight sections, and parts of it are under construction. When complete (scheduled for 2024) the Eastern Loop will eventually become the future I-74, which has been designated a High Priority Corridor on the National Highway System.
Western Loop R-2247
Project Cost: $ 519,275,000
The Western Loop is a 14.8-mile leg of the new freeway that will stretch from Business 40/U.S. 158 to U.S. 52. This portion of the Beltway will be built in 10 separate sections.
Section R-2247CD: Peace Haven Road (S.R. 1891) and U.S. 421 Interchange
The purpose of this interchange is to help minimize congestion and improve access to U.S. 421 from Peace Haven Road prior to the construction of the Northern Beltway in western Forsyth County. The Strategic Transportation Initiative identified this project as a Statewide Funded project in June of 2014. The project is included in the Fiscal Year 2012 – 2018 TIP and is will be under construction through approximately 2018.
Schedule for Western Loop, Section R-2247CD, Interchange at Peace Haven Rd & U.S. 421
- Right-of-way acquisition - 2017
- Begin Construction - 2017
- End Construction - 2018
Property Takings R-2247CD
Currently the DOT has set aside $3,200,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.
Section R-2247EC: Interchange at U.S. 52 & N.C. 65
The purpose of this project is to construct an interchange at U.S. 52 and N.C. 65.
Schedule for Western Loop, Section R-2247EC, Interchange at U.S. 52 & N.C. 65
- Right-of-Way acquisitions: 2017
- Begin construction: 2018
- End construction: 2020
Property Takings R-2247EC
Currently the DOT has set aside $2,160,000 for right-of-way takings on approximately 50 properties. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.
- Triad Business Journal: NCDOT: Funding allocated for western section of Triad loop
- Winston-Salem Journal: Meeting to address eminent domain regarding highway expansion project
- NCDOT: Judge Rules in Favor of NCDOT in Winston-Salem Beltway Lawsuit
- FOX 8: Dozens more opposing Northern Beltway construction join lawsuit against state