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Transportation

Kernersville couldn’t have a better location for both business development and residential living. We have an extensive road network and are just minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport. PTIA is located on a 4,000 acre campus that is served by six national carriers, connecting air travelers to major hubs across the country.

Kernersville also benefits from PART commuter bus service from a South Main stop to Winston-Salem and Greensboro, not only transporting residents to employment in other parts of the Triad, but also bringing workers into Kernersville. A PART stop is also available at the new VA Kernersville Health Care Center.

Public transportation is also critical to seniors who no longer drive. A Senior Shuttle provides transportation from various senior housing centers to local shopping opportunities as well as medical facilities. In addition, the Shepherd’s Center secures volunteer drivers to transport seniors to appointments and shopping.

Kernersville benefits economically from the Norfolk and Southern rail line that comes through town, serving a number of industrial businesses. The initial rail line through town was the result of Kernersville residents rolling up their sleeves to lay track in the 1870s. Town population grew exponentially as soon as the town had access to rail transportation to support industry.

We have a great highway network but the best is to come. We take for granted that both Business 40 and Interstate 40 have multiple Kernersville exits. We also are conveniently located near I-77 and I-85, providing access to north/south interstate travel.

Recently completed is the widening of Union Cross Road from Wallburg Road to Sedge Garden Road, including the diverging diamond interchange at I-40, which services one of the highest residential and commercial growth areas in the Triad. Also recently completed is the first section of Macy Grove Road widening and interchange with Business 40, which serves the Kernersville Medical Center, VA Kernersville Health Care Center and the Triad Business Park.

The Department of Transportation has been working closely with the town to handle future transportation needs. Relocation of the intersection of Old Winston Road and South Main Street is underway and when completed, will service a new shopping center and improve access to popular residential areas in the Hopkins Road area. An extension of Macy Grove Road will start in late 2018, which will connect East Mountain Street with Highway 150, reducing traffic downtown. The diverging diamond interchange of Union Cross Road and I-40 has proven to help move traffic well in this area.

Regionally, construction on the second section of the Winston-Salem beltway is scheduled to begin in October 2017, connecting US 158 with US 311. By the end of 2018, widening the last five miles of I-85 in Rowan County will be complete, providing continuous six or eight lanes of interstate highway from Hillsborough to Charlotte. We can get where we want to go.

Mileage Chart To:
Devil Hills, NC 295 miles
Boone, NC 95.7 miles
Charlotte, NC 87.2 miles
Ashville, NC 155 miles
Nashville, TN 446 miles
Charleston, SC 294 miles
Myrtle Beach, SC 209 miles
Atlanta, GA 327 miles
Savannah, GA 338 miles
Orlando, FL/Disney World 625 miles
Washington, DC 327 miles
New York City, NY 557 miles
* Distance per Google.com fastest route.

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