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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Creative Corridors: Bridges of Forsyth County

HistoryNew bridges are coming (11 to be exact)! Yes, the major construction on I-40 will be life changing and quite a pain for many of us for a few years, BUT, on the up-side, we have an opportunity to make our lovely city even prettier by giving input about the look and form of the 11 bridges that will be built. 


Whether you live and/or work in Winston-Salem or drive through it often, make your opinion count! Take a short (less than 5 minutes) survey and be entered to win the Winston-Salem Icon package, consisting of tickets/goodies from Reynolda House, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem Dash, and Deacon Tower Grille.
Take the survey: 
www.CreativeCorridors.org/online-survey


Project Updates and Community Feedback Forums Scheduled for June 30
Brief Online Survey Active until July 1

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (JUNE 16, 2011) – Work is almost completed on the Creative Corridors Coalition’s Visionary Master Plan and Design Guidelines for downtown Winston-Salem roadway infrastructure projects, including the replacement of 11 bridges along Business 40.   The final Visionary Master Plan and Design Guidelines are targeted for completion by late summer and will be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for review and consideration.

Creative Corridors will present brief progress updates and host community feedback forums on June 30 at 1 p. m. and 6 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, located at 251 North Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem.  The purpose of the upcoming forums is to gauge public reaction to preliminary design concepts and provide feedback to Design WorkShop, which has been retained by Creative Corridors to create the Visionary Master Plan and related design guidelines for downtown roadway and infrastructure projects.

Creative Corridors also is gathering feedback from those who may not have attended one of the initial public meetings via a brief online survey.  The 12-question survey takes less than five minutes to complete and is active until July 1.  To participate in the brief survey, go to www.CreativeCorridors.org/online-survey.

“As local citizens learn more and more about this extremely exciting project, they are realizing that the work of Creative Corridors will have enormous impact on our city not only in terms of the arts but also our ability to create additional economic development for downtown,” Randall Tuttle, chair of the Creative Corridors Coalition, said.  “The two forums on June 30 will be an opportunity for people to see progress on the master plan and speak their mind on what they think about it.”

“Years from now, the roadway and infrastructure building projects we’re talking about will help identify Winston-Salem much like the beautiful natural stone bridges and Linville viaduct identify the Blue Ridge Parkway,” Tuttle added.  “This project also will help unify our community by connecting neighborhoods and serving as something each of us can be proud of.”

About the Creative Corridors Coalition
Creative Corridors, which is a citizen-based nonprofit group, has a mission to gather input from as many local citizens as possible to influence the overall artistry and design of future downtown infrastructure, roadway and bridge replacement projects.  After a vision is developed, Creative Corridors will work with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to assess what is feasible prior to the engineering and construction phase that will take place during the next several years.  To find out more, stay informed and show support for Creative Corridors, please click on “join us” at www.CreativeCorridors.com or call (336) 793-0477

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