FAISON, N.C. – It’ll take a little longer to install a new, larger pipe under a Duplin County roadway.

The work to replace the old pipe with a new one was expected to begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 14 at the intersection of N.C. 403 (West Main Street) and N.C. 50 (Warren Road). The work was expected to be complete by Nov. 18.

NC Department of Transportation officials said Friday the work is taking longer and will continue Monday at 8 a.m. It’s now expected to be complete by Dec. 9.

The intersection will remain open to traffic. However, N.C. 50 will close for up to two days to complete the work. The specific timing of the road closure will depend on the work and weather.

While Warren Road is closed, drivers will be directed to use Eddice Taylor Road, N.C. 403, and Juniper Road.

The N.C. Department of Transportation urges drivers to be alert to crews working and allow extra time for the commute.

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