New Forestville Road Bridge Set to Open This Week

The N.C. Department of Transportation is expected to give area residents a reason to celebrate this week by opening the new Forestville Road Bridge. Weather permitting, the new bridge is scheduled to open by 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

In the meantime, motorists are urged to stay off the bridge until construction is complete.

In recent days the Wake Forest Police Department has received several reports from citizens and construction workers about impatient drivers removing barricades and signage and cutting across the bridge.

If spotted by police officers, violators may receive a $ 215 fine for a “detour or barricade sign violation” and are subject to arrest.

Work has been underway since early July to replace the bridge that spans Smith Creek. The new three-lane bridge will include a sidewalk on the Heritage High School or western side of the structure, as well as a pedestrian underpass to accommodate users wishing to access the Smith Creek and Sanford Creek Greenways. 

For more information about the Forestville Road Bridge Replacement Project, visit or contact Transportation Planning Manager Candace Davis at 919-435-9513 or [email protected].

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