Traffic Alert – Elm Avenue

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:25pm

Crews from Barker Construction Group, a contractor working to develop Powerhouse Row, 414 S. White St., will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of Elm Avenue from the railroad tracks to South White Street Friday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to proceed with the installation of the brick veneer along the northern face of the building. Please note: No lane closures will be permitted Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. 

No detours will be posted, but signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists may wish to take an alternate route if possible.

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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