Bad news for Capitol Heights residents and commuters.

Heavy rains over the last few weeks have again delayed the completion date for construction along Claycut Road, which has been shut off to through traffic since the beginning of February.

Initially, the construction project, which required tearing up the road to fix the sewer lines in the area, was supposed to be finished by the end of February. It was delayed again to mid-April. Now, more rain delays have pushed the projected completion date back to the week of May 12.

Once Claycut is finished, however, there are additional road projects scheduled in the neighborhood for Capitol Heights Avenue that will continue to close parts of the neighborhood.

“We’re hanging in there,” said Tyler Hicks, Capitol Heights neighborhood association president. “A lot of residents are frustrated but they do realize that the hold up is related to weather delays.”