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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    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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    WSTA Service Alert

    Starting Monday, March 30, WSTA will run its Saturday schedule on every day but Sunday! 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...
  4. Pedestrian Master Plan - Get Involved

    The City of Winston-Salem is currently creating a new pedestrian master plan, called Walkable Winston-Salem. Here's how you can get involved... 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...
  11. "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...
  12. 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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