Upcoming traffic alerts for Wake Forest

Provided below are announcements about projects that will impact Wake Forest motorists over the next several days. Please use the information to help plan your route and move safely through the affected areas. 
Traffic Alert – North White Street Saturday, Jan. 9On Saturday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wake Forest Police will close the portion of North White Street from East Spring Street to East Juniper Avenue to assist a funeral procession that will end at the Wake Forest Cemetery, 400 N. White St. The procession is for a Raleigh firefighter who died earlier this week. Police officers will be in place to safely direct traffic around the road closure. Delays are expected, so motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A Saturday, Jan. 9 Raleigh Water will close the portion of South Main Street/US 1A from East Holding Avenue to Elm Avenue Saturday, Jan. 9, beginning at 7 a.m.The closure is necessary to install a manhole along the 600 block of South Main. Water and sewer service in the area will not be affected.
Once the installation is complete, crews will repave the area with new asphalt. As a result, South Main may be closed until late Saturday or early Sunday morning, Jan. 10. 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.

Traffic Alert – East Juniper Avenue Monday, Jan. 11, & Wednesday, Jan. 13 On Monday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m.-noon each day, the Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic a portion of the 300 block of East Juniper Avenue. The temporary lane closure, in the vicinity of Olive Branch Baptist Church, is necessary to allow crews to remove and replace the sidewalk. 
Signage and flaggers will be in place to safely direct motorists through the work areas. Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible. 

Traffic Alert – Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass Now through March 2021From now through March, Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on behalf of Wegmans, will periodically reduce to one lane portions of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 from Galaxy Way to Siena Drive. The temporary lane closures are necessary to allow crews to widen the roadway and install turn lanes for the future Wegman’s. The store will be situated on the south side of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass between US 1/Capital Boulevard and Siena Drive, just west of Ligon Mill Road.

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Phone scammers continue targeting residents, don’t be fooled

From Staff Reports The Wake Forest Police Department is again urging residents to guard against becoming the victim of fraud following a reported phone scam involving a plea for a donation to the police department. Many times, it’s hard to tell what’s a scam and what isn’t, but any time someone asks you to donate […]

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Arthur Charles Lindsley III, 78

Art Lindsley, loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away February 18, 2021, at home.  Art was preceded in death by his parents, Clare (Chase) and Arthur Charles Lindsley, Jr.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry (Waxman) Lindsley, daughter Monique Mowle (Darren), sons Eric Sherman and Jeremy Lindsley (Lisa), siblings Susan Fusca (Domenick), […]

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Alvin John Hamm Jr., 80

Alvin John Hamm, Jr., age 80, of Wake Forest, NC passed away February 17, 2021 after several years fighting pulmonary fibrosis complicated by pulmonary hypertension. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest, NC. The family will receive friends […]

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DMV starts offering altered road tests for teen drivers

From WSJ Staff Reports North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles has started offering road tests to teen drivers again. The DMV had largely stopped the tests last March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The agency had waived the driver’s test requirement for most people seeking their first North Carolina license. But the policy […]

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Power outage hits Woodfield Creek Drive area

From WSJ Staff Reports Approximately 200 Wake Forest Power customers in the vicinity of Woodfield Creek Drive are without power. The outage is the result of a blown transformer. Electric crews are responding, but there is no estimated time for when power will be restored. (Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) Share via: 0 Shares […]

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