Traffic Alert - South Franklin Street

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:34am

Drivers should expect delays along the 600 block of South Franklin Street, between Elm Avenue and Holding Avenue, today, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day.

Wynn Site Development, a contractor working at the future site of the Retreat at Renaissance, will periodically reduce a portion of the north and southbound lanes in order to allow crews to patch and pave the road where a waterline was recently installed.

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

For more information, contact Town Engineer Eric Keravuori at 919-435-9442 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 at all times. 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.