Traffic Alert – South Franklin Street

Monday, August 21, 2023 - 10:07am

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m.-noon, the Town of Wake Forest will close the portion of South Franklin Street from East Jones Avenue to Elm Avenue. The temporary closure is necessary to allow tree crews to remove an elm tree damaged during a recent storm.

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

For more information, email Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores at [email protected].

The Town of Wake Forest offers an interactive map that gives motorists a user-friendly and convenient way to view local road closures and restrictions. Available at, 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.