Winston-Salem, N.C. -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation heard from the community Tuesday night about the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway Project in Forsyth County.
The project is for the western section and includes a multi-lane freeway to be constructed from U.S. 158 to U.S. 52 in Forsyth County.
Transportation leaders talked about the effects that the future corridor could have on properties that are near the proposed route. Officials presented a map for a portion of it showing the area from U.S. 421 to Robinhood Road and the beltway interchange with Bethania-Tobaccoville Road.
The new map presented shows a section of the beltway from U.S. 421 to Robinhood Road that was added to the official map but will limit further development in the corridor. They've also re-designed the interchange with Bethania-Tobaccoville Road to protect a historic property. It will also remove a proposed access road from Tilmark Drive to Peace Haven Road near the I-40/U.S. 421 interchange. It will also not include properties in that area.