A road closure that has been impacting our community since early March has been extended one more week.

Officials say the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s closure of a portion of South Greensboro Street between Merritt Mill Road and Old Pittsboro Road is now anticipated to reopen to through traffic on June 23.

The road was initially closed on March 6 and was expected to remain closed for 60 days. Then a late May announcement said that an “unanticipated utility conflict” then caused a delay of the reopening to June 16.

The installation of the storm drain under South Greensboro Street has been completed, according to officials, but work is still being completed to restore the pavement and allow the road to fully reopen.

Once the thoroughfare is again available to through traffic, periodic lane closures are still expected during off-peak hours to allow for the final completion of the project, which is projected for July 14.

The road remains open to local traffic for all residences in businesses in the closed portion of the roadway.

Part of the work being done is completing drainage upgrades by developers of the South Green project.

A survey has been posted to allow for feedback on the project.