A state road in Orange County will be closed for several months for road improvement projects related to the Town of Hillsborough’s reservoir expansion.

Mill Creek Road ― north of Lonesome Road to Carr Store Road ― is expected to be closed from August 12 through October 21 as improvements are made to the roadway and drainage on Carr Store and Mill Creek roads near their intersection.

This is the final work needed to raise the water level of Hillsborough’s West Fork Eno Reservoir, located north of Efland.

Carr Store Road will be closed for several months following the reopening of Mill Creek Road. Closure is expected to begin in October. More information on the closure of this road will be shared in the future.

While Mill Creek Road is closed, traffic will be directed around the area via Carr Store, Efland-Cedar Grove, and Governor Scott roads. Access will be maintained to existing driveways within the construction area. Drivers are encouraged to use caution as construction crews will be working in the area.

The Town of Hillsborough is funding the road improvements, which were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The improvements, which cost about $2.44 million, include vertical alignment changes, a replacement bridge on Carr Store Road over the reservoir, drainage improvements (including a large diameter cross pipe beneath Mill Creek Road), and raising the roads to improve motorist safety and to allow a higher level of water in the reservoir.

More information about the project is available on the Town of Hillsborough’s project page.

Featured image via the Town of Chapel Hill

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