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Winston-Salem Northern Beltway

Fast Facts

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 planned 34.2-mile multi-lane freeway that 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, 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

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, the Eastern Loop will provide a corridor for the future I-74, which has been designated a High Priority Corridor on the National Highway System.

Western Loop

Project Cost: $497,750,000

The Western Loop, NCDOT TIP #R-2247, 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 nine separate sections. This page highlights Section R-2247CD, the interchange at Peace Haven Road (S.R. 1891) and U.S. 421.

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 scheduled for construction of the new interchange and improvements to the approaches in 2017 - 2018.

Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition - 2017
  • Begin Construction - 2017
  • End Construction - 2018

Property Takings

Currently the DOT has set aside $3.2 Million 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 free case evaluation.



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