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Old 10-22-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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Business 40 renamed Salem Parkway - Local News - WS Journal
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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Looking forward to the end result. Death Valley in Gboro is nowhere near the caliber of clusterf**k of Bus 40. Even the short ramps on Hwy 29 don't compare.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Can I call it "Old Business 40 Parkway"?
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:48 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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If I am understanding the situation correctly, Business 40 is being decommissioned and United States Route 421 will be the sole designation of Salem Parkway.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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If I am understanding the situation correctly, Business 40 is being decommissioned and United States Route 421 will be the sole designation of Salem Parkway.

That's correct. Apparently emergency crews and others have referred to it as 421, solely, for years to reduce confusion.

Of course, many locals will call it Business 40 for decades to come. A lot of folks still call it Old 40 and call 40 "new 40."
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I missed a 421 reference, so I'll call it "Old Salem Business 40 Parkway 421"

But on a serious note, I'm fine with Salem Parkway.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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That's correct. Apparently emergency crews and others have referred to it as 421, solely, for years to reduce confusion.

Of course, many locals will call it Business 40 for decades to come. A lot of folks still call it Old 40 and call 40 "new 40."
I hope driving through Winston-Salem will be less confusing with one less route designation.

Traveling from United States Route 421 southbound to Interstate 40 westbound and from Interstate 40 eastbound to United States Route 421 northbound remains to be desired. North Carolina Highway 452, the designation for the western segment of Winston-Salem Beltway from Interstate 40 to United States Route 52, should resolve that necessity.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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I'm all for simplification, but to be honest, I don't really understand what's so confusing about driving through Winston. Salem Parkway takes you through downtown and 40 effectively serves as a bypass. That doesn't seem much more complicated than any other city.
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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Business 40 is confusing? Seriously? Business routes are not uncommon. High Point has Business 85.
And Salem Parkway won't confuse people? Seriously?
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Greensboro briefly had an Interstate 40 Business Loop.
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