Recent rains have delayed repair work on Lystra Road in northern Chatham County, but the state Department of Transportation says the end of the project is in sight.
The giant sinkhole that forced the road to close last winter should be repaired by the end of June, DOT says.
Lystra has been closed between Farrington Point and Jack Bennett roads since Jan. 18, when the pavement collapsed after two 5-foot culverts connecting two sections of Jordan Lake gave way.
The $2.2 million repair project entails replacing the culverts with an aluminum pipe 12 feet in diameter, relocating an underground county water line and repairing the road.
Lystra was expected to reopen this Friday. Now the contractor expects it will happen by June 30, though it could be sooner.