Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Town of Wake Forest Hunting for These Vandals

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The Town of Wake Forest has received several reports of vandalism and trespassing at the Smith Creek Interceptor Improvement Project (SCIIP) construction site.

In the most recent incident, vandals broke several windows out of an excavator. Numerous individuals have also been observed walking and biking in the active construction zone where crews are conducting digging and blasting operations.

No trespassing signage is posted prominently throughout the work zone. Officials are once again strongly urging area residents to obey the posted signage and avoid these areas.

Anyone observing trespassers or witnessing other suspicious activity at the SCIIP construction site is urged to contact the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150. Violators will be prosecuted.

Located entirely within the Town of Wake Forest service area, the SCIIP will install a new 30-inch sewer line of the Smith Creek Sanitary Sewer Interceptor (SCSSI) from the Smith Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to Lagerfeld Road. The initiative will also install a 24-inch line of the SCSSI from Lagerfeld Road to Heritage Height, and a 16-inch line from Heritage Height to Franklin Street.

The project will affect portions of the Town of Wake Forest Greenway System including the section of the Smith Creek Greenway from Burlington Mills Road to the Neuse River Bridge and Dunn Creek Greenway near Heritage Lake Road. These areas are closed mduring periods of construction.

Signs announcing the Smith Creek Greenway closure are posted at the trail’s Burlington Mills entrance and atop the Neuse River Connector. Signage describing the Dunn Creek Greenway closure will be posted at the Smith Creek Soccer Center.

Again, area residents are strongly urged to obey the posted signage and avoid these areas.

For more information, contact Assistant Town Engineer Holly Miller at 919-435-9443 or [email protected]

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