NEW UPDATE (April 18) - Country Club Road was surprisingly reopened Saturday evening (April 18) after a 5 p.m. inspection of the work.

Television reports that detour and road closed signs were removed and traffic was permitted to use to the road shortly after the final inspection.

Earlier in the day, at least one station said the ribbon-cutting and reopening after more than two years of closure was being delayed until April 27.

Here's the KBDC report of the opening.

UPDATED (April 18) -- For the umpteenth time, the reopening of Country Club Road between Santa Teresa/Sunland Park and El Paso has been rescheduled.

Today (April 18) when last residents were told the road would reopen, the City of El Paso announced the road won't reopen until April 27, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Engineers in El Paso told El Paso's Channel 9 news that it has new standards for projects.

It appears those standards don't include getting projects done anywhere near to on-time. The project was supposed to be completed months ago and is one of many in El Paso that are late to competition.

See the link to the story. 

ORIGINAL STORY (April 9) fter nearly two years of construction, the long-awaited opening of Country Club Road is scheduled for Saturday, April 18.

A member of the engineering staff at the City of El Paso Transportation Department said Thursday that all that remains is some landscaping work at the new roundabout at Montoya and Country Club.

The project was designed to improve traffic flow on one of the main routes between Santa Teresa/Sunland Park and El Paso. Improvements including adding a third lane for turns and improved lighting.

Residents have had to endure a multi-mile detour either via McNutt & Sunand Park or via McNutt & Demenici.

Businesses on Country Club have suffered from a lack of traffic for many months as a result of the project.