Traffic Alert - South Main Street/US 1A

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:08am

Drivers should expect delays along northbound South Main Street/US 1A in the vicinity of The Lodge at Wake Forest, 1151 S. Main St.

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) has closed the far right northbound lane of the 1100 block of South Main and shifted northbound traffic to the center lane. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to restore water service in the area.

No detours are posted, but signage and cones are in place to safely direct traffic through the work area. Delays are expected, particularly for drivers traveling north along South Main/US 1A, so motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

There is no timetable for when the work will be completed.

For more information, email CORPUD's Brandon Miller at

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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