CORPUD announces overnight lane closure along South Avenue Jan. 25-26

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:56pm

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) will close the eastbound lane of South Avenue, from South Main Street to South College Street, from 10 p.m. this evening (Thursday, Jan. 25) through approximately 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

The overnight lane closure is necessary to allow crews to perform maintenance on the water main.

Detour signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists around the work area. Motorists traveling east along South Avenue will be diverted right onto South College, left onto West Owen Avenue, then back onto South Main.

Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

For more information, contact CORPUD Field Operations Supervisor Jeremy Isrigg at 919-795-0405 or

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 at all times. 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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