Traffic Alert - East Chestnut Avenue

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:50pm

The Town of Wake Forest will close the portion of East Chestnut Avenue from North Main Street to Elizabeth Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary road closure is necessary to allow tree crews to remove a tree that poses a danger to public safety and prune tree limbs and branches around overhead power lines.

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

For more information, contact Tree Trimming Supervisor Jimmie Kearney at [email protected].

The Town of Wake Forest offers an interactive map that gives residents a user-friendly and convenient way to view local road closures and restrictions. Accessible under “Common Resources” on the homepage of the Town website, 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.

Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work. 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.