NCDOT schedules overnight road resurfacing along South Main Street/North Main Street/US 1A

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

Work on a South Main Street/North Main Street/US 1A resurfacing project will require a series of overnight lane closures over the next few weeks beginning Monday, June 29.

Fred Smith Co., a private contractor working on behalf of NCDOT, will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic portions of South Main/North Main/US 1A from Capital Boulevard/US 1 to Chestnut Avenue from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday-Tuesday, June 29-30

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, June 30-July 1

  • Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to resurface the roadway.

The contractor is starting work at 7 p.m. each evening to reduce the impact on travelers and make the work safer for crews. The NCDOT is working with the contractor to minimize the amount of noise and light during the paving, and in turn reduce inconvenience to nearby residents. The work will progress along South Main/North Main/US 1A, so crews will not remain in the same area over the course of the project.

Signage and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route. Please note: Access to all driveways and parking lots along South Main /North Main/US 1A will be maintained at all times.

Until the resurfacing project is completed, residents are urged not to park along South Main Street/North Main Street/US 1A or within 100 feet of intersections on roads that intersect with South Main/North Main/US 1A from Capital Boulevard/US 1 to Chestnut Avenue. Vehicles parked in the work area will be towed to a nearby street. For example, a vehicle parked along East Holding Avenue within 100 feet of South Main/US 1A would be subject to towing.

For more information, contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs at 919-435-9441 or  

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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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