Work on the $70 million upgrade for part of Business 40 is set to begin in 2015.
Winston-Salem Journal: The N.C. Department of Transportation said yesterday that it will close Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem for two years to make repairs to a one-mile section of the highway that includes 11 bridges.
Work on the $70 million project is scheduled to begin in 2015, said Pat Ivey, the DOT's division engineer in Winston-Salem.
The highway will be closed from east of Church Street to west of Fourth Street. About 100 DOT employees will remove the existing pavement and replace it with new concrete, Ivey said. The section is expected to reopen in 2017.