Traffic Alert – North Avenue

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:58am

Wake Forest Power will close the portion of North Avenue from North Main Street to North Wingate Street on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary road closure is necessary to allow crews to replace the utility pole at the corner of North Avenue and North College Street.

A signed detour will be in place directing traffic around the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.

For more information, email Electric Systems Division Manager Chris Terrell at To receive email notifications concerning road closures and traffic alerts in Wake Forest, sign up for E-Notifier at

The Town of Wake Forest offers an interactive map that gives residents a user-friendly and convenient way to view local road closures and restrictions. Accessible under “Common Resources” on the homepage of the Town website, the Traffic Alerts Map allows visitors to point and click on current road and lane closures throughout Wake Forest. Motorists are encouraged to use the information to help plan their route and move safely through work areas.

Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of projects. 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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