Traffic along Prestwick Road in Chapel Hill will be restricted for at least two months due to a sewer repair project planned by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.

Restrictions go into effect this week as crews with Carolina Civilworks Inc. begin digging in the vicinity of Aloft Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Fire Department Station Two.

Motorists will be denied access to a section of Prestwick Road between Hamilton Road and Elements Restaurant until the completion of the project in September.

A news release from the municipal government is advising residents that a large black pipe surrounded by barriers may be used to carry wastewater around the repair area.

Questions on the scope and status of the project may be directed to OWASA Capital Project Manager Simon Lobdell at 919-537-4247 or

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