Just as city officials said it would be, Road Street between Church and Ehringhaus streets was reopened to traffic Friday in time for this weekend's N.C. Potato Festival. The stretch of roadway is only being opened temporarily to accommodate festival traffic, however. Officials said the road won't permanently reopen until next month when underground utility work is scheduled to be complete. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s repaving of the road isn’t likely to happen until later this year.