Traffic Alert – NC 98

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 4:59pm

Drivers should expect delays along NC 98 between Jones Dairy Road and NC 96 over the next several evenings. The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has scheduled a series of intermittent lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. so crews can perform repaving operations along both lanes. Weather permitting, the overnight lane closures will continue through next week.

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

For more information, contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs at 919-435-9441 or

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.