Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:08pm

Drivers should expect delays in the vicinity of the 400 block of South Main Street/US 1A Wednesday-Friday, May 1-3, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Weather permitting, Triad Earthworks will reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic the portion of South Main/US 1A from Elm Avenue to West Sycamore Avenue. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to remove and replace concrete curb and gutter at a commercial development currently under construction.

Detour signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.

For more information, contact Public Infrastructure Engineer Scott Miles at 919-435-9442 or

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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