School’s in Session – Allow Yourself Extra Time

School is back in session, so the Wake Forest Police Department is reminding motorists to drive safely and allow yourself extra time – particularly when traveling along Rogers Road in the vicinity of Heritage Middle School and Heritage Elementary School.

Traffic congestion at the intersection of Rogers Road and South Franklin Street has been aggravated in recent days by motorists traveling west along Rogers Road, turning right into the Sheetz parking lot, then left onto South Franklin Street before proceeding across Rogers Road onto the schools’ property.

Officials say this practice prevents the traffic signal at Rogers Road and South Franklin Street from functioning effectively resulting in longer delays.

The Town of Wake Forest has contacted the North Carolina Department of Transportation and requested a traffic signal optimization study as a first step in attempting to alleviate the congestion.

In the meantime, town officials are encouraging anyone who travels through the area to be patient, plan ahead and allow extra time. Traffic around school zones tends to be especially congested during the first few weeks of school. Allow yourself enough time to get to school and then to work. Leave earlier to avoid the potential “to speed” getting to your destination on time.

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