Traffic Alert – Brimfield Springs Lane/Ligon Mill Road

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 4:16pm

Fred Smith Co., a private contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will periodically close the Brimfield Springs Lane and Ligon Mill Road intersection Thursday-Friday, Dec. 17-18, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The periodic closures will allow crews to perform paving work required to tie Brimfield Springs into a widened Ligon Mill Road.

Signage and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.

In addition, Wake Forest Power will close Brimfield Springs Lane on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m.-noon. The road closure is necessary to allow crews to install underground power lines for street lights that will be put up as part of the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP). A signed detour will be in place at the intersection of Brimfield Springs Lane and Ligon Mill Road.

The LMROIP consists of widening the existing narrow corridor from two lanes to a four-lane median-divided roadway with left-turn lanes, bike lanes, curb and gutter and extra-wide sidewalks. In addition, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, and dedicated left, through and right-turn lanes will be installed at the existing intersection with South Main Street/US 1A.

These improvements are designed to significantly improve the mobility and safety of this corridor. Decorative stone retaining walls will also be installed to enhance the visual appearance of the area. For complete information, including project updates, visit  

Throughout the duration of the project, Ligon Mill Road will remain open for two-way traffic, but periodic lane closures will be necessary. All lane closures will occur outside of the peak travel periods, only occur weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will not be performed over holidays or holiday weekends.

Once construction begins, motorists should expect periodic delays until the project is completed, but access will be maintained at all times to all adjacent businesses.

A 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative, the LMROIP is expected to be completed in late 2021. The total cost of the project is approximately $6 million. For more information, contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs at 919-435-9441 or