Traffic Alert - North Avenue

UPDATE: This project has been postponed indefinitely.


Weather permitting, the Town of Wake Forest will close the portion of North Avenue from North Wingate Street to North Main Street Tuesday, March 6, through Friday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day. The closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest Power crews to trim tree limbs and branches around overhead power lines and install new utility poles.

Detour signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists around the work area. Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.

In the event the work is not completed Friday, it will resume Monday, March 12.

Wake Forest Power works to minimize storm impacts year-round through preventive maintenance, including trimming of trees around Wake Forest’s 140 miles of overhead electric distribution lines. Downed trees and limbs are the leading cause of power outages during storms.

Earlier this year, the National Arbor Day Foundation named Wake Forest Power a 2018 “Tree Line USA” utility due to its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care. This marks the fourth year in a row Wake Forest Power has earned the honor.

For more information about the North Avenue road closure, call 919-435-9570.

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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Posted by Bill Crabtree 02/28/2018