End in sight for detours and lane closures along Highway 52 in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- An end is in sight for detours and lane closures along a stretch of Highway 52 in Winston-Salem. After nearly two years, work to improve Highway 52 near the Business 40 interchange is nearly complete.

"It's been a nightmare," said Betty Rice who lives on the east side of 52. Rice says it's not been easy just to get out of her neighborhood thanks to construction, detours and complete exits being removed. "Just to get out of your neighborhood, it's crazy."

Starting Monday night, the Department of Transportation will be working overnight and closing the right hand lane of the northbound lanes of Highway 52.

The road work should not impact the morning commute, but crews will be working most nights through the end of the week.

It's all part of a 13.1 million project to streamline Highway 52 which should be complete by the end of summer.

The improvements are expected to help alleviate congestion from rehabilitation project for business 40 in 2016 or 2017.