Traffic Alert – North Main Street

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 3:12pm

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) will close the northbound lane along the 200 block of North Main Street Wednesday, April 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to renew sewer service at 228 N. Main St. The work will not affect water and sewer service in the area, and the southbound lane will remain open.

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.

CORPUD crews will also close the northbound lane in the same area for a short time Thursday, April 18, to patch the asphalt that was damaged during the utility work.

For more information, contact CORPUD’s Chris Williamson at 919-280-3316 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.