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Detours in Place Near Chatham County Sinkhole

Raleigh - On Monday, Jan. 18, the N.C. Department of Transportation closed Lystra Road near Jordan Lake and set up detours for traffic due to a sinkhole that opened on the route.

There are two 72-inch culverts crossing under the road at the causeway. Today, crews are investigating the damages to those culverts and assessing how to proceed. Early reports show this could be an extensive project.

Drivers will follow a signed detour between Farrington Point and Jack Bennett Road. If traveling east on Lystra Road, this detour will use Jack Bennett Road southwest to Big Woods Road, then south on Big Woods Road to U.S. 64 then east to Farrington Point Road and north to Lystra Road. From Farrington Point Road, the detour route would be reversed. Lystra Road is accessible to local traffic.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area and expect an increase in travel times.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.


2/19/2018 7:49 AM