Getting To & From Downtown Winston-Salem

​​Your commute during the Business 40 shutdown doesn’t have to be a headache. A number of commuting strategies can lessen the affect the project will have on your trips to and from downtown Winston-Salem.​

 Know Before You Go: Get Traffic Info Ahead of Time

The N.C. Department of Transportation's live traffic maps can instantly show you backups and live cam views before you step out the door.​ ​​​​​

 Try a New Route


One of the easiest strategies is to look for alternative roads other than those you typically use to get  into town. Do this ahead of time, and factor in an additional 20 minutes to your new route when Business 40 closes. (Remember, more traffic will be on the roads once construction begins.)

Depending on where you live and where you’re going, there are several local roads you can also use while Business 40 is closed. Google Maps, Apple Maps, MapQuest, Waze or whatever app you like for directions can help you find a way around the construction.


 Other Commuting Strategies