Public invited for groundbreaking ceremony for Business 40

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WINSTON-SALEM — Transportation officials and local dignitaries will announce the new name of a 20-mile portion of the historic Business 40 highway between I-40 east of Kernersville and I-40 west during a ground-breaking ceremony for the Business 40 Improvement Project in Winston-Salem.

The public is invited to join elected officials and the NCDOT as to the celebration event at 9 a.m. Friday at the Green Street Bridge parking lot at BB&T Ballpark.

In November 2015, a name nomination period began and by January 2016, we received 1,889 nominations.

In March 2016, a selection committee chose four final names from the long list:

• Golden Leaf Parkway

• Innovation Parkway

• Piedmont Corridor

• Salem Parkway

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