RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The southbound lanes of a section of Wake Forest Road in Raleigh will be shut down for months due to sewer line installation, according to a release from the city.
The southbound lanes of the 2500 to 2800 blocks of Wake Forest Road between E. Six Forks Road and Hodges Street will be closed and detoured beginning May 10.
According to the City of Raleigh, work is expected to be completed by late summer.
Installation of the sewer line will occur nightly Monday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Weekend closures will begin Friday at 9 p.m. and will end at 6 a.m. the following Monday.
The following is a detour around the work site, according to the city:
Motorist traveling southbound on Wake Forest Road turn left onto E. Six Forks Road, right onto Atlantic Avenue, right onto E. Whitaker Mill Road, back to Wake Forest Road.
Motorists traveling northbound on Wake Forest Road will have all lanes of traffic open throughout the duration of construction.
Travelers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. Anyone traveling in the area should expect backups and delays.