THOMASVILLE — Motorists on a well-traveled Thomasville road will have to take a detour for part of this week.

Unity Street is temporarily closed at Trinity Street while a crossline pipe is being replaced. Work began Monday and is expected to last into the middle to later part of this week, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Drivers should expect a detour that will be marked with signs directing traffic to Trinity, Liberty and Blair streets. Motorists should allow for extra time to navigate the detour and slow down for maintenance crews in the area.