Raleigh Water schedules overnight closure along South Main Street/US 1A Thursday-Friday, Sept. 24-25

Raleigh Water will close the portion of South Main Street/US 1A from Elm Avenue to East Holding Avenue from 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, through approximately 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The overnight closure is necessary to allow crews to complete repairs to the sanitary sewer system and finish replacing the manhole in the street along the 600 block of South Main. Water and sewer service in the area will not be affected.

Detour signage 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.

For more information, contact Raleigh Water’s Jason Williams at 919-902-8660 or Jason.Williams@raleighnc.gov.

To receive email notifications concerning road closures and traffic alerts in Wake Forest, sign up for E-Notifier at www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/e-notifier.

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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