Traffic Alert - West Oak Avenue

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:12am

The Town of Wake Forest will close the eastbound lane of West Oak Avenue from Harris Road to North Wingate Street on Tuesday, July 17, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to recut the ditches to improve drainage and trim foliage along the roadway.

A signed detour will be in place to direct traffic around the work area. The detour will direct eastbound traffic along West Oak Avenue onto North Wingate Street, to West Chestnut Avenue onto North Main Street. Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.

For more information, contact Street Superintendent Ronald Moore at

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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.