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.