Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 1:01pm

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) will close a portion of the 300 block of Wait Avenue between South Taylor Street and South Brooks Street on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a sewer line repair.

Detour signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists around the work area. Motorists traveling eastbound along Wait Avenue will turn right on South Brooks Street, left on East Jones Avenue, left on South Taylor Street and right on East Roosevelt Avenue. Motorists traveling westbound will turn left on South Taylor, right on East Jones, right on South Brooks and left on East Roosevelt.

Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

Water and sewer customers in the area should not experience any interruption of service.

For more information, contact CORPUD’s Chris Williamson at 919-280-3316 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.

Sewer Line Repair