Traffic Alert - North Avenue

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:27pm

Drivers should expect delays along North Avenue daily from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Fred Smith Co., a contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of North Avenue from North Wingate Street to North Main Street. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to install new water service lines along North Avenue.

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

Please note: Motorists will be prohibited from parking along the affected portion of North Avenue through Nov. 21. In addition, no lane closures will be in affect during Wake Forest High School dismissal hours.

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales 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 signage and 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.