Traffic Alert – Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass

Utility Service Contractors (USC), a private contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will close the right westbound lane along Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass from Stone Park Drive to Heritage Lake Road Monday-Tuesday, March 15-16, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to install underground conduit for the Town’s high-speed fiber network installation.

Signage and cones will be in place to safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so drivers may wish to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

For more information, contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs at 919-435-9441 or [email protected]. To receive email notifications concerning road closures and traffic alerts in Wake Forest, sign up for E-Notifier at www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/e-notifier.

Utility Services Contractors recently began installing a high-speed fiber network to support the Town’s public safety efforts and critical administrative activities. CTC Technology & Energy is managing the $2.5 million installation which extends from Town Hall and will interconnect 14 Town facilities. Residents can track the progress of the fiber installation by visiting www.wakeforestnc.gov/projects-initiatives/information-technology. For more information on the fiber installation, contact Chief Information Officer Adam Oates at 919-435-9501 or [email protected].

The Town of Wake Forest has launched an interactive map that gives residents a user-friendly and convenient way to view local road closures and restrictions. Accessible under “Common Resources” on the homepage of the Town website, the Traffic Alerts Map allows visitors to point and click on current road and lane closures throughout Wake Forest. Motorists are encouraged to use the information to help plan their route and move safely through work areas.

Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of projects. 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. 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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