Traffic Alert – North Wingate Street

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:58pm

During the week of May 11, Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on behalf of the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), will close the portion of North Wingate Street from Durham Road/South Avenue to Stadium Drive/North Avenue daily through Saturday, May 16. The temporary closure is necessary to remove the existing deteriorated concrete roadway and repave with asphalt. Access to residences along North Wingate Street will be maintained at all times.  

Signed detours will be in place throughout the duration of the closure. Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and use 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 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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