Priority Pedestrian Corridor Project set to begin June 25

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:49pm

State Contracting, Inc., a contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will begin construction on the Priority Pedestrian Corridor Project on Monday, June 25.

The initiative will provide sidewalk connections along East Wait Avenue from Allen Road to Traditions Grande Boulevard. The project will also include the installation of a multi-use path along West Oak Avenue from the Harris/Wall/West Oak intersection to Abercrombie Road.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2018/early 2019.

Drivers should expect periodic lane closures along East Wait and West Oak throughout the duration of the project, so motorists may wish to avoid these areas and take alternate routes. Whenever a lane closure is required, the contractor will utilize flaggers to safely direct traffic through the work area.

For more information, contact Town Engineer Eric Keravuori at 919-435-9441 or ekeravuori@wakeforestnc.gov.

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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