CLOSURE ALERT (July 21-24, 2017): US 52 will be closed from I-40 to Bus 40 beginning the evening of Friday, July 21 and is scheduled to reopen early morning, Monday, July 24. Drivers are encouraged to follow detour signage that utilizes I-40, Peters Creek Parkway and Bus 40.
Travelers coming from the East or West can stay on Business 40 for direct access into downtown Winston-Salem.
Southbound Detour: Take I-40 Business West, Exit 5A - Peters Creek Parkway, Turn Left on Peters Creek Parkway, Right onto I-40 East, Back to US 52 South
Northbound Detour: I-40 West, Exit 192 - Peters Creek Parkway, Turn Left on Peters Creek Parkway, Exit Right onto I-40 Business East, Exit 6B back to US 52 North
More details: http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=510324
If, while studying a map of North Carolina, you take just a moment to focus on the middle of the "Tar Heel State," you are bound to find Winston-Salem. Look at little closer, and you'll see we're conveniently located at the crossroads of major thoroughfares of Interstate 85, I-77, I-40, Business 40 and Highway 52. If you're wondering where that puts us in the "miles from" category, well, we're about 144 miles east of Asheville, 329 miles north of Atlanta, 350 miles south of Washington, D.C. and just more than 100 miles west of Raleigh, N.C. Add that we are only about 1-1/2 hours from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and it's quickly evident why visitors have discovered, we are a perfect drive destination for quick getaway or a long weekend.
The central portion of the state is frequently referred to as the Piedmont Triad due to our prime location at the "foot" (Pied) of the mountains. Triad is a more familiar business and commercial reference due to our close proximity to neighboring High Point and Greensboro. This further explains the reason our major international, just 25 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem, is named the Piedmont Triad International Airport (airport code is GSO). With approximately 55 non-stops flights serviced by five major airlines, Winston-Salem is also an attractive fly-in destination and a great start to a wonderful North Carolina excursion.
Whether still in pre-planning mode or even once you're here, we invite you to use this website to easily navigate your way through Winston-Salem as directions and maps to most of attractions, restaurants and hotels are just click away.
Business 40 Closure (Fall 2018)
Business 40 is scheduled to close Fall 2018. See the complete plan of improvements and updates here: http://www.business40nc.com/en-us/pages/Home.aspx.
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