Interstate 274 is the proposed designation for the Western Loop of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway between I-40 near Clemmons and I-74/285 near King.1 The Eastern Loop under construction in 2018 from University Parkway southeast to Business Loop I-40/U.S. 421, is a part of Interstate 74. Interstate 274 appeared on the November 12, 2004 issued North Carolina Strategic Highway Corridors map. Unlike I-285, Interstate 274 has yet to be submitted to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for approval.2
Split into six sections, construction underway in 2018 along Western Loop includes the upgrade of the interchange joining U.S. 421 and Peach Haven Road, redesign of the interchange at U.S. 52 and N.C. 65, and initial work at the exchange joining the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway with U.S. 52. Start dates for construction on the Western Loop mainline between I-40 near Clemmons and U.S. 52 at Rural Hall ranges from 2021 to 2027.