work to remove the pedestrian bridge is taking longer than expected. Tonight,
crews will close all lanes of U.S. 52 North and the left lane of U.S. 52
South. Tomorrow night, crews will close all lanes of U.S. 52 South and
the left lane of U.S. 52 North.
RALEIGH — Next week, motorists who travel on U.S. 52 near I-40 in Winston-Salem will encounter nighttime lane closures as the N.C. Department of Transportation removes a pedestrian bridge.
From 11 p.m. on Monday, March 31, until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, all lanes of U.S. 52 North between I-40 Business and I-40 will be closed to allow crews to remove a pedestrian bridge.
Also during this time, AT&T will implement a brief rolling road block in the southbound lanes of this section of U.S. 52. Crews will temporarily stop all southbound traffic for about 10 minutes to remove a utility line. Once the line is removed, the right travel lane will reopen to traffic and the left travel lane will remain closed.
During this closure, motorists on U.S. 52 North will be instructed to take I-40 West to Peters Creek Parkway (Exit 192) to Business 40 East back to U.S. 52 North. A map of the detour route can be seen here.
The following night, crews will remove the other half of the pedestrian bridge. This will require all lanes of U.S. 52 South between I-40 and I-40 Business to be closed from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2. The right lane on this section of U.S. 52 North will also be closed during this time.
During this closure, motorists will take U.S. 52 South to Business 40 West (Exit 109B) to Peters Creek Parkway (Exit 5A) to I-40 East back to U.S. 52 South (Exit 193A) to detour around the work area. A map of the detour route can be seen here.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information and use extreme caution in the work zone.
The department urges motorists to “know before you go” about traffic conditions on U.S. 52. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ncdot_triad. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone and bookmark it for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.