Citizens Invited to Public Workshops on U.S. 158 Widening Project in Forsyth, Guilford Counties Wednesday, April 04, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is holding two public workshops this month to update citizens on a proposed project to widen 19 miles of U.S. 158 to multiple lanes from U.S. 421/Business 40 in Winston-Salem to U.S. 220 in Guilford County.

NCDOT held previous workshops on the project in 2006. The department is meeting with citizens to explain the progress made since then and show the public potential study corridors for the Stokesdale Bypass.

The meetings will be held on:

             Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Stokesdale Town Hall

8325 Angel Pardue Road



             Tuesday, April 17, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Walkertown Middle/High School

5240 Sullivantown Road


Interested citizens may drop in at any time during the allotted time period. No formal presentation will be given. The public will have the opportunity to look at maps and talk one-on-one with NCDOT representatives who can answer questions and address project concerns. Citizens are encouraged to write down their comments and submit them to NCDOT staff at the workshop. The department will provide the same information at both meetings.

Right-of-way acquisition for the section of U.S. 158 from U.S. 421/Business 40 to north of Vance Road in Forsyth County is currently scheduled to begin in 2018. Construction on that section would start after 2020. The project is needed to allow heavy traffic to flow more efficiently between Winston-Salem and Stokesdale. The project is part of the Highway Trust Fund Intrastate System.

Some of the local roads that will intersect with the project are: Belews Creek Road, Old Flatrock Road, Rail Fence Road, Goodwill Church Road, Kernersville Road, Piney Grove Road, N.C. 66, N.C. 65 and N.C. 68.

Anyone wanting additional information may contact Karen Reynolds of the NCDOT Project Development and Environmental Analysis Unit by mail at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone at (919) 707-6038 or via email at

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these workshops. Anyone requiring special services should contact Reynolds as soon as possible, so arrangements can be made.




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