US 52 Operational Improvements

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is proposing to reduce the number of crashes and improve mobility along the section of U.S. 52 from the I-40 to NC 65. The combinations of the following proposed improvements are under consideration:

  • Using the current shoulders as travel lanes from I-40 Business/US 421 to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (one additional lane in each direction)
  • Closing Ramps along U.S. 52 at Stadium Drive, Third Street, and Fifth Street
  • Additions to the existing Intelligent Transportation System (traffic cameras, traffic signals, signage, and more)

NCDOT held a Pre-Hearing Open House on March 10, 2008, in the Auditorium of the Kennedy Learning Center in Winston-Salem.