Raleigh - The completion of repairs on Lystra Church Road in Chatham County has been delayed due to recent heavy rain which prevented final paving from taking place. The road re-opening is now planned for Friday, July 8.
The stretch of the road on a causeway over Jordan Lake was closed in January when a sinkhole developed because of the failure of underground culverts. The project required the excavation of two 60-inch culvert pipes under the road and replacing them with a 12-foot diameter aluminum pipe. A 16-inch underground water line owned by Chatham County was also relocated. Then the road itself was rebuilt.
A signed detour already in use remains in place between Farrington Point Road and Jack Bennett Road. If traveling east on Lystra Road, drivers take Jack Bennett Road to Big Woods Road, then go south to U.S. 64 and east to Farrington Point Road and go north back to Lystra Road. From Farrington Point Road, the detour route is reversed. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area and expect an increase in travel times.
For additional information, contact the NCDOT office in Sanford (919) 776-9623.
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