Fred Smith Company, a contractor working at the future Legacy at Heritage, will reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic the portion of Heritage Lake Road between Friendship Chapel Road and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass today (Thursday, March 25) through Monday, March 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to clear trees and shrubs along the roadway.
Signage and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists 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.
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 work. 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.