The work was supposed to be finished in May, but crews now say it won't be done until at least August.
"It's been tough. It's taken an edge off of our increases every year," said Sherry Vernon, owner of the Pickin' Coop. "It hurts, you know?"
ROAD CLOSED: @NCDOT_Fayville says a construction project shut down this part of Ramsey street. With no southbound traffic, businesses along this busy thoroughfare are feeling the pinch. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/96rMCZhna0— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) July 11, 2019
NCDOT told ABC11 that the construction project involved replacing a failing retaining wall. The project wasn't complete by August because crews needed a new design and the soil was too hard.
NCDOT said it is evaluating when to reopen the southbound lane.
Meantime, businesses in the area are left in limbo.
"Hurry up! It's just frustrating because our customers are having trouble getting to us," Vernon said.