Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP), will temporarily reduce from two lanes to one lane a portion of southbound South Main Street/US 1A in the vicinity of the Ligon Mill Road intersection Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to install curb and gutter.

Cones and signage will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and plan an alternate route.

The LMROIP consists of widening the existing narrow corridor from two lanes to a four-lane median-divided roadway with left-turn lanes, bike lanes, curb and gutter and extra-wide sidewalks. In addition, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, and dedicated left, through and right-turn lanes will be installed at the existing intersection with South Main Street/US 1A.

These improvements are designed to significantly improve the mobility and safety of this corridor. Decorative stone retaining walls will also be installed to enhance the visual appearance of the area. For complete information, including project updates, visit https://bit.ly/LigonMillRoadImprovements.  

A 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative, the LMROIP is expected to be completed in late 2021. The total cost of the project is approximately $6 million. For more information, contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs at 919-435-9441 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.

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