Traffic Alert - South Main Street

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:55am

Weather permitting, Duke Energy Progress crews will close one lane along South Main Street between Rogers Road and Capital Boulevard/US 1 on Friday, May 19, from 1-7 a.m.

The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to replace the current high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights along the corridor with energy and cost-efficient LED lights.

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.

Duke Energy Progress scheduled the nighttime installation of the LED lights during off-peak travel times in order to minimize the impact on area drivers.

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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