Traffic Alert – South White Street

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:15am

State Contracting, a private contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of South White Street from Elm Avenue to East Roosevelt Avenue today (Wednesday, March 11), from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and tomorrow (Thursday, March 12), from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to patch asphalt and perform pavement repairs.

Detour signage and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists around the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists are urged to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

The work is part of Phase 3 of the Downtown Streetscape Improvements Project. Continuing the implementation of the Renaissance Plan for Downtown Wake Forest, the initiative consists of street and landscape improvements along Sections 1 – South White Street from East Holding Avenue to Elm Avenue and 2A – East Owen Avenue from South White Street to South Brooks Street.

The total cost of the project is approximately $5.7 million. For complete information, including project updates, visit

The Town completed South White Street, Phase 1: Jones Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue/NC 98 Business in 2010 and South White Street, Phase 2: Elm Avenue to Spring Avenue in 2012. For more information, contact Assistant to the Town Manager Candace Davis at

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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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