A plan to close Ridge Road traffic in both lanes between Manning Drive and the Rams Head Parking Deck for a water line replacement project has been canceled, thanks to a contractor who resolved a technical issue.
Orange Water and Sewer Authority had recently announced that both lanes would be closed to through traffic.
But as that is no longer necessary, the contractor will continue to close only one lane in patches between Manning Drive and Boshamer Stadium until the water-line work is completed in mid-August.
Chapel Hill Transit will continue to operate on regular routes through the area, although you can expect some delays. NextBus schedules will also be affected.