U.S. 158 Improvements
Project # R-2577
Type: Widening, Construct new bypass
Affected Counties: Forsyth, Guilford
Estimated Cost: $105 million
The $105 million U.S. 158 project proposes to widen the 18.8-mile stretch of U.S. 158 from U.S. 421/Business 40 (Winston-Salem) to U.S. 220 (Guilford County).
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), this route sees a high percentage of truck traffic and has a high crash rate. The NCDOT further projects that the traffic levels will more than double by 2035 and the road is not designed to accommodate such high traffic rates.
The project is divided into three sections:
- Section A (5.1 miles) – Just north of U.S. 421/Business 40/NC 150 and ends at Belews Creek Road in Forsyth County
- Section B (7.2 miles) – It begins at Belews Creek Road in Forsyth County and ends at Anthony Road in Guilford County
- Section C (6.5 miles) – It begins at Anthony Road in Guilford County and ends at U.S. 220 in Guilford County
Sections A and B are proposed to be widened to make U.S. 158 a four-lane divided highway in these areas. Section C would construct a bypass around Stokesdale, since U.S. 158 cannot be widened there without significantly impacting the Central Business District.
The Environmental Assessment for the project is expected to be completed by April 2014. In 2015, the NCDOT will begin the design phase and the final environmental document is expected to be complete in April 2016.
Right-of-way acquisitions are scheduled to begin in the fiscal year 2018 for Section A. Sections B and C will not begin property takings until after 2020.
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