Speed limit changes coming for parts of Wake Forest in August

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:32pm

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 1, speed limit changes will take effect along the following four Wake Forest roads:

  1. Caveness Farms Avenue between Capital Boulevard and Ligon Mill Road - Speed limit increased from 25 mph to 35 mph;

  2. South Franklin Street between Dr. Calvin Jones Highway and East Holding Avenue - Speed limit increased from 25 mph to 35 mph;

  3. West Oak Avenue between North Wingate Street and North Main Street - Speed limit reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph; and

  4. North Allen Road between Wait Avenue and East Juniper Avenue - Speed limit reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph. 

The speed limit increases along Caveness Farms Avenue and South Franklin Street are in areas adjacent to roadway connections that have a high level of speed and currently offer limited time for drivers to decrease speed safely.

The speed limit reductions along West Oak Avenue and North Allen Road are designed to increase safety along high pedestrian traffic areas that include several residential driveways. Electronic message boards announcing the speed limit reductions will be set up at each location later this week to help alert motorists.

For more information, contact Assistant Public Works Director Allison Snyder at 919-435-9585 or asnyder@wakeforestnc.gov.