Traffic Alert – Rogers Branch Lane

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:29am

From now through mid-November, Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the future Wheatfield Shopping Center, 1009 Forestville Road, will close daily from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. the portion of Rogers Branch Lane from the Harris Teeter Fuel Center to Penfield Street. The temporary road closure is necessary so crews can install a water line and storm drain.

A signed detour will be in place directing motorists around the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.

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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