NCDOT hosts meeting on Bus. 40 improvements

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation wants to hear from people who drive along Bus. 40 through downtown Winston-Salem or live near the highway.

Transportation officials will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Enterprise Center at 1922 S. Martin Luther King Drive.

Organizers said people who attend can ask questions and can learn more about the project. A video of what the new Bus. 40 may look like will also be shown.

The project is not scheduled to start for another couple of years, but engineers said they want to get as much input from the public as possible.

“We don’t have all the answers,” said Pat Ivey, NCDOT division engineer. “We really need people to tell us what they think so that we can make the right decision.”

The improvements include replacing the surface of the road, reconfiguring the entrance and exit ramps and replacing most of the bridges.

“This is an incredibly complex project,” Ivey said. “This project impacts a lot of different people — a lot of different stakeholders, so we really need to hear what the people have to say.”

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