CORPUD schedules overnight closure along South Main Street/US 1A Sept. 12-13

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:40pm

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) will close the portion of South Main Street/US 1A from the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass to Holding Avenue from 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, through approximately 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

The overnight road closure is necessary to allow crews to renew a service line and repair a sewer main. Both projects have been scheduled at the same time to reduce the inconvenience to residents and motorists. Water and sewer service in the area will not be affected.

The following detours will be in effect:

  • Motorists traveling north along South Main Street/US 1A will turn left onto West Holding Avenue, right onto Tyler Run Drive, right on Durham Road/NC 98 and back onto South Main/US 1A;

  • Southbound motorists traveling along South Main will turn left on East Holding, right on South Franklin Street, and right onto Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass

  • All heavy trucks should use South Franklin Street and should not use Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass for access if possible.

Please note: Access to all driveways and parking lots along South Main Street/US 1A will be maintained at all times.

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.

Electronic message boards announcing the detours will be set up this week to help alert motorists of the upcoming road closure.

For more information, contact CORPUD’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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Overnight Road Closure