Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WSUAMPO or MPO)  is responsible for coordinating transportation planning within the Winston-Salem Urbanized Area according to the latest Census. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are established by Federal directive for all urbanized areas with a population of 50,000.

The WSUAMPO Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) map.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), provides a forum for local decision-making regarding federal, state and local transportation funds for urbanized areas. The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) sets regional, long-term transportation policy; prioritizes projects; and approves the long-range plan, short-range TIP, and other required documents.

The MPO has several core functions it must perform: the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, Congestion Management Process, Public Participation Plan, and Federal Performance Measures. 



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    Virtual Workshops Scheduled for Pedestrian Plan

    The city will hold two virtual workshops in July to collect public feedback on where the city should make improvements in sidewalks, crosswalks, greenways and other pedestrian infrastructure. Read more...
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    2020 SOLICITUD DE PROYECTOS, JARC, Sección 5307 y Sección 5310 programa de becas

    La Administración Federal de Tránsito ha anunciado que el Área Urbana de Winston-Salem recibirá fondos de transporte federal para ayudar a las agencias elegibles a satisfacer las necesidades de transporte de las poblaciones de bajos ingresos... Read more...
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    2020 Request for Projects, for JARC, Section 5307 and Section 5310 grant program

    The Federal Transit Administration has announced that Winston-Salem Urban Area will receive Federal transportation funds to assist eligible agencies in meeting the transportation needs of low-income, disabled and elderly persons in the area. Read more... Read more...
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    New 2020-2021 Winston-Salem Micromobility Permit Application Avaliable

    The City of Winston-Salem is currently accepting applications for micromobility permits for 2020-2021. Vendors interested in operating a shared micromobility system in Winston-Salem must submit an application for consideration for ...read on. Read more...
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    Public Feedback Requested

    The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for your comments (June 19, 2020 - July 21, 2020)... Read more...
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    Main Street Closing This Weekend for Street Art Viewing

    The block of Main Street between First and Second streets will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20, to 7 a.m. Monday, June 22, at the request of the Arts Council to allow residents to view the street art painted last weekend in the center lane. Read more...
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    Follansbee Road Closing for Sewer Connection

    The 4500 block of Follansbee Road, between Bridgeton Road and Wilmore Drive, will be closed to through traffic Thursday, June 11, and Monday, June 15, to allow a contractor install a sewer connection and repave the road. A detour will be posted. Read more...
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    Notice of Public Hearing - Title VI and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE WINSTON-SALEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO CONSIDER THE DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) AND TITLE VI POLICIES... Read more...
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    Feedback Needed on Sidewalks & Other Improvements for Pedestrians

    The city is in the early stages of updating its pedestrian plan and is seeking feedback about the safety, accessibility and comfort of walking routes throughout the city for everyday and recreational trips alike. Read more...
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    Public Input Needed for Future Transportation Priorities

    Local transportation planners are updating their transportation plans for the Winston-Salem area and we need your feedback. Read more...
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    Portions of Main and Cemetery Streets Closing for Water Pipe Replacement

    The block of Main Street between Brookstown Avenue and Cemetery Street, as well as the block of Cemetery Street between Main and Liberty streets, will be closed to through traffic starting today, to allow a contractor to replace aging water pipes. Read more...
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    Portions of Liberty and Cemetery Streets Closing for Water Pipe Replacement

    The block of Liberty Street between First and Cemetery streets, as well as the block of Cemetery Street between Main and Liberty streets, will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday, May 5, to allow a contractor to replace aging water pipes. Read more...
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    Public Input Needed for Future Transportation Priorities

    Local transportation planners are in the process of updating the overall transportation plan for the Winston-Salem area over the next 25 years and are holding online meetings May 5 & 6 to solicit public input on what should be in the updated plan. Read more...
  14. Portions of Brookstown Avenue and Main Street Closing for Sewer Replacement

    The block of Brookstown Avenue between Liberty and Main streets, as well as the block of Main Street south of Brookstown Avenue, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, April 20, to allow a contractor to replace aging sewer pipes. Read more...
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    Electrical Work to Affect Cherry & Fourth Streets

    The block of Fourth Street between Cherry and Marshall streets will be closed Monday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow Duke Energy crews to pull electric cables through manholes. Read more...
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    Fourth Street Closing for Construction Crane

    The block of Fourth Street between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street will be closed for five days starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, to allow a crane to install glass on a building under construction. Read more...
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    Information Sessions Scheduled on Peacehaven and Polo Road Recommendations

    City transportation officials will hold separate information sessions March 4 and March 5 to allow residents to learn about recommendations for improvements to Peacehaven and Polo roads. Read more...
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    Milling/Repaving Work Scheduled for Robinhood Road

    The portion of Robinhood Road between Buena Vista and Stratford roads is scheduled to be milled and repaved starting at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2, weather permitting. Read more...
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    Bethania Station Road Closure Postponed

    The closure of Bethania Station Road, from Shattalon Drive to Tenney Lane, scheduled for next week has been postponed. Read more...
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    Information Sessions Scheduled on Downtown Two-Way Street Conversions

    City transportation officials will hold four drop-in information sessions starting Thursday, Feb. 27, on plans to convert First, Second, Liberty and Main streets downtown to two-way traffic. Read more...
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    Meadowlark Drive Closing for Stormwater Pipe Repairs

    Meadowlark Drive, between Rosewind Lane and Hundley Road, will be closed to through traffic starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to repair damage to a stormwater pipe. Read more...
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    Akron Drive Extension Update Session Postponed

    The drop-in session for the Akron Drive extension scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the forecast for winter weather. A new date will be announced later. For more information call CityLink 311. Read more...
  23. "Watch for Me" Campaign Commencing with Education, Then Enforcement

    Winston-Salem’s "Watch for Me" campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety will officially begin Wednesday, Aug. 14, with a public-awareness campaign. Stepped-up enforcement will begin Aug. 26, to coincide with the first day of school. Read more...
  24. Electric Scooters Returning to Winston-Salem

    Electric scooters are scheduled to reappear in Winston-Salem on Friday, Oct. 11, when Zagster, in partnership with Spin, will put out 100 Spin scooters for public use. Read more...
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