Recent heavy rain coupled with “an unanticipated utility conflict” are causing a road closure to be extended in Carrboro.

South Greensboro Street has been closed between Merritt Mill Road and Old Pittsboro Road due to a North Carolina Department of Transportation project.

Officials say a signed detour route will remain in place while the work is continuing.

The new anticipated reopening date is June 16 with the final project scheduled for completion by July 14. The road was originally closed in March and was set to undergo construction for approximately 60 days.

The road is open to local traffic between Main Street and the southern end of Old Pittsboro Road. Pedestrian travel through the work zone and access to adjacent properties will continue to be accommodated through the duration of the project, according to a release.

Chapel Hill Transit’s J bus route is affected by the road closure.

All businesses in the work zone are open during the construction.

The road closure is necessary to facilitate the ongoing project to replace an existing undersized storm drain pipe with a larger aluminum arch culvert under South Greensboro Street in order to reduce the risk of flooding to the roadway and adjacent properties. This work is being coordinated with similar drainage upgrades being performed by the developers of the approved adjacent South Green development which, once completed, will further improve drainage in the area.