Traffic Alert – South College Street, Aug. 24-25

Weather permitting, crews from Raleigh Water (formerly City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department) will replace a manhole along the 100 block of West Sycamore Avenue Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 24-25, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Traffic along West Sycamore will not be impacted, but South College Street will be closed from West Sycamore to West Vernon Avenue. 

Detour signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists around the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

Water and sewer customers in the area should not experience any interruption of service and will be notified of the scheduled work via door hanger. 

For more information, call Raleigh Water’s Nick Roberson at 919-280-9514.

The Town of Wake Forest provides this information as a public service. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work. Motorists are encouraged to use the information to help plan their route and move safely through the work area. Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, town staff works with contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public. 

When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution, and obey flaggers. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers are also urged to double their following distances.

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