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:
April 10, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Stokesdale Town Hall
8325 Angel Pardue Road
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.