Traffic Alert - North Main Street

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:43am

The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily close the northbound lane of North Main Street from East Juniper Avenue to East Cedar Avenue today (Tuesday, Aug. 16), from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest Power tree crews to 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 avoid the area and use an alternate route.

Wake Forest Power works year-round to minimize storm impacts through preventive maintenance, including the trimming of trees around Wake Forest’s 140 miles of overhead electric distribution lines. Downed trees and limbs are the leading cause of power outages during storms but more importantly endanger the lives of utility workers and the public. For more information, email 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. Available at, 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.