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Ligon Mill/Forbes Grove/NC 98 – Traffic Pattern Changes

[embedded content] The Wake Forest Wegmans along Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass is scheduled to open on Wednesday, May 19. A few days before the opening, on Friday, May 14, several important traffic pattern changes will take effect in the vicinity of Wegmans, specifically along the new Ligon Mill Road Extension and Forbes Grove Way, that drivers need to …

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Town to resume enforcing signage & temporary structure regulations July 1

Beginning July 1, the Town of Wake Forest will resume enforcing signage regulations in accordance with Chapter 11 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The Town will also resume enforcing regulations related to temporary structures, including patios and outdoor dining areas introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, the Town relaxed many of its signage rules to help …

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Holding Park Aquatic Center to open for the season May 29, patrons must register & pay in advance

Holding Park Aquatic Center (HPAC) will open for the 2021 season Saturday, May 29, at 9 a.m. To view the daily operating schedule, visit https://bit.ly/HoldingParkAquaticCenter. Located at 133 W. Owen Ave., the HPAC features a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, two water slides with plunge pool and children’s pool with water play. Open during the summer months, the facility offers swimming …

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Traffic Alert – Stadium Drive

Beginning today at 2:20 p.m., Duke Energy will close the portion of Stadium Drive from Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Ave., to McDowell Drive in 15-minute increments until approximately 3:30 p.m. The periodic road closure is necessary to allow crews to install overhead power lines. Signage and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely …

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“Broccolini” crowned 2021 Tree of the Year

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A towering willow oak tree nicknamed “Broccolini” is the Wake Forest 2021 Tree of the Year. Located on the Brooks Street side of the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., the “majestic” tree was the runaway winner in this week’s voting. Of the nearly 400 votes cast, “Broccolini” received 141 votes, followed by a “beautiful” tulip magnolia along …

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Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

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Fred Smith Company, a contractor working at the future Legacy at Heritage, will periodically reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic the portion of Heritage Lake Road from Friendship Chapel Road to Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass Tuesday, May 11, through Saturday, May 29,  from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The periodic lane closures are necessary to allow …

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Portion of Wait Avenue set to start conversion to one-way traffic

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During the week of May 10, the Town of Wake Forest will begin the process of converting to one-way traffic the portion of Wait Avenue from South Brooks Street to Roosevelt Avenue. In December, the Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance converting the street from two-way to one-way traffic and incorporating diagonal parking similar to the existing one-way sections of …

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Public Hearing on 2021-22 budget set for May 18

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Town Manager Kip Padgett presented the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget to the Board of Commissioners for consideration on Tuesday, May 4. Designed to reflect the goals and strategies outlined in the Town’s strategic plan, the budget will serve as the financial and spending plan for the period and, once adopted, authorize resources and establish a direction for Wake Forest programs …

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Preservation Month continues with “Adventures with Old Houses” webinar May 11

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The Historic Preservation Program (HPP) is partnering with the Wake Forest Historical Museum to commemorate Preservation Month by offering two free webinars on Wake Forest history. “Adventures with Old Houses” on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., will feature Wake Forest Historical Museum Director Ed Morris and a few long-time residents of the Wake Forest Local Historic District sharing stories …

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Traffic Alert – Durham Road/NC-98

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The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic a portion of Durham Road in the vicinity of Oakwood Drive on Thursday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest Power tree crews to prune tree limbs and branches around overhead power lines. Signage and flaggers will …

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