Traffic Alert – East Oak Avenue

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:45pm

Crews from Raleigh Water (formerly City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department) will repair a sewer main at the intersection of North Main Street and East Oak Avenue on Thursday, March 12, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Traffic along North Main will not be impacted, but East Oak will be closed from North Main to Elizabeth Avenue.

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.

Water and sewer customers in the area should not experience any interruption of service.

For more information, email Raleigh Water’s Bobby Kirk at

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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