A big change is getting ready to take place for motorists in downtown Winston-Salem. As part of the Business 40 Improvement Project, two bridges will open while another will close during the first two weeks of May.

As the new Main and Church street bridges open, the Cherry Street bridge will close so construction can begin on replacing that bridge.

The tentative dates are:

  • Wednesday, May 1 – Main Street bridge opens
  • Sunday, May 5 – Cherry Street bridge closes
  • Saturday, May 11 – Church Street bridge opens; Cherry Street will close between High and First streets.

Motorists and pedestrians will be directed to use Brookstown Avenue and Main and First streets around the Cherry Street bridge location.

“We have been saying all along that as bridges are complete, we will open them,” said NCDOT Resident Engineer Mezak Tucker. “Now we have the Fourth Street, Peters Creek Parkway, and Broad Street bridges open and are getting ready to open Main and Church. It is time to close Cherry so we can rebuild that one. This is a very exciting time for us.”

For more information on the Business 40 Improvement Project, visit www.Business40nc.com or Winston-Salem Business 40 Improvements on Facebook.