- Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin work next week to replace an existing undersized, and dilapidated pipe culvert, prompting the closure of a portion of Ephesus Church Road in Chapel Hill next week.
"This work is necessary to address the flooding issues that have been occurring on Ephesus Church Road," said Division Seven Engineer Mike Mills. Work will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and conclude at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, weather permitting. Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Ephesus Church Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of the work. Motorists driving through the area should plan for additional time to travel around the closure using the posted detour route of Pope Road, Old Chapel Hill Road, Mount Moriah Road and U.S. 15-501-Fordham Boulevard. The department encourages motorists to pay attention when approaching the work zone, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
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