Rain Delayed Expected Completion Date
Raleigh - Repair work on Lystra Church Road in Chatham County will be complete soon. 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.
Recent rainfall has delayed the expected completion date of June 17. The contractor is making every effort to open the road as soon as possible, and expects it will happen by June 30.
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. The road itself is also being repaired.
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.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for construction and detour signs, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.