Hammond Road closure due to sinkhole repair delayed until Friday

The contractor in charge of repair work at the site of a sinkhole that formed on Hammond Road in south Raleigh has determined more preparation work is needed before closing the southbound lanes to traffic, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The closure was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 18, but has been delayed until after rush hour on Friday, Dec. 19. The project is expected to be complete by Jan. 16.

The repairs, which are being made by Moffat Pipe, Inc., will permanently fix a drainage problem that resulted in a sinkhole forming in the southbound lanes in September.

Southbound traffic on Hammond Road will be rerouted at Rush Street. The northbound lanes will not be affected.