Traffic Alert – Elm Avenue

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:01am

Weather permitting, the Town of Wake Forest will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of Elm Avenue from South Taylor Street to South White Street on Friday, March 6, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to install a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of South Brooks Street and Elm Avenue.

Signage and flaggers will be in place directing motorists through the work area. Traffic delays are expected, so motorists may wish to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

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 signage and 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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