The opening of the new Wal-Mart in Mahoning Township has been delayed until Oct. 28.

The store had been scheduled to open Oct. 13.

Stephanie Austin, spokesperson for Wal-Mart, said construction delays are the reason the opening was pushed-back two weeks.

She said a formal statement will be issued later this week.

The new Wal-Mart, located off Route 443 at Frederick's Grove Road, will replace the existing store about a half mile away.

The present Wal-Mart was scheduled to be closed on Oct. 12. It will remain open until Oct. 27.

When the present Wal-Mart is closed, it will eventually be razed for a new Lowe's store.

No timetable has been announced for the Lowe's construction.