Transportation Projects Worth Tens of Millions Will Move Forward Thanks to State Bill

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 1, 2016 17:03

Transportation Projects Worth Tens of Millions Will Move Forward Thanks to State Bill


Thanks to a state bill that is adding $1.6 billion in transportation revenue statewide over the next 10 years, the Triad is moving forward on tens of millions of dollars worth of previously unfunded projects.

As a result of House Bill 97 passed by the legislature last year, Greensboro will gain $95.5 million in funding to construct six additional projects over the next decade, said Adam Fischer, Greensboro’s director of transportation. That’s on top of the nearly $1 billion already committed for projects in Greensboro.

“Funding (from HB 97) went to the projects that were next on our prioritized list of projects,” Fischer said.

He said the previously unfunded Greensboro projects that will now move forward are:

  • Creating an interchange at Reedy Fork Parkway and US 29, along with associated improvements on Summit Avenue, starting in 2024 — $45 million.
  • Widening NC 68 from West Market Street to I-73 that will begin in 2025 — $23.8 million.
  • Eliminating a railroad crossing at Franklin Boulevard starting 2023 — $10.6 million.
  • Widening Battleground Avenue from Westridge Road to Cotswold Avenue starting in 2022 — $10.5 million.
  • Making taxiway improvements at Piedmont Triad International Airport starting in 2021 — $5 million.
  • Improving the interchange between US 29 at NC 150 starting in 2020 — $600,000.

They include the widening of I-40 from Harper Road in Clemmons to NC 801 in Bermuda Run that will begin in 2018, four sections of the Winston-Salem urban loop running from US 311 to US 52 that will begin in 2022 and three greenway projects in Winston-Salem that will start in 2018 and 2019.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 1, 2016 17:03