Traffic Alert - Wake Drive

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 2:18pm

Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 5, Carolina Sunrock, a private contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will close a portion of the 1600 block of Wake Drive in order to install a water main as part of the Town's Street Connections Project.

Due to the water main installation along Wake Drive, through traffic will be unable to drive from Ligon Mill Road to South Main Street or vice versa.

Access to all driveways and parking lots along Wake Drive will be maintained at all times.

Other initiatives included as part of the Street Connections Project will include a Royall Mill Connection, radius repairs in the South Forest Business Park, the re-striping of Retail Drive and the repaving of the parking lot of the Wake Forest Police Department. Weather permitting, the $915,000 project will be completed in mid-November.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/road-connections.aspx or contact Town Engineer Eric Keravuori at 919-435-9441 or ekeravuori@wakeforestnc.gov.

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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. 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.