Your neighborhood post office slated for closure might be saved — at least for now.

The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday it will delay the closure or consolidation of thousands of post offices across the country in response to requests from lawmakers who said Congress first needs to pass legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped mail agency.

Post offices and mail processing facilities will not be closed or merged with nearby locations until May 15 at the earliest. But officials said they plan to continue reviewing the fates of thousands of post offices in the coming months, hoping to resume the closures once Congress approves legislation to reform the system.