Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP), will implement a traffic shift along Ligon Mill Road between South Main Street/US 1A and the entrance to Walmart on Tuesday, May 4. Traffic will be shifted to the newly widened portion of the roadway to allow crews to work on the western side of the project. Access to all businesses will be maintained at all times.
Cones and signage will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area.
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.