Traffic Alert - South Main Street

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:51am

Weather permitting, Pike Electric, a contractor working on behalf of Duke Energy Progress, will close one lane along South Main Street between Rogers Road and Ligon Mill Road today through Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to replace the electric poles along the corridor. The lane closures will alternate depending on the location of the electric poles.

No detours will be posted, but signs will be in place to safely direct traffic through the work area. Delays are expected so motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

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.

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