Johnson Pond Road in Fuquay-Varina, will remain partially closed for about another month.
Heavy rain on the night of April 9 caused a pipe underneath the road to fail and damage the road north of town, between Brozak and West Oaks drives.
Repair work is expected to continue until the third week of May, the N.C. Department of Transportation reported.
According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, a section of the roadway was compromised, creating a safety issue at that location.
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In the meantime, those attempting to travel along Johnson Pond Road between Optimist Farm and Hilltop-Needmore roads will be detoured via Lake Wheeler Road.
Between 3,100 and 5,600 cars drove every day on the northern part of Johnson Pond Road in 2013, the most recent DOT data available.
The road stretches from North Main Street near downtown to Ten-Ten Road.
“Motorists are urged to drive carefully in the area, and watch for detour signs,” the DOT said in a news release. “They should allow for extra time because of the detour.”
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