AMARILLO -- Motorists should expect downtown closures and delays on South Pierce Street as construction of a sanitary sewer main and other associated utility facilities from S.E. 5th Avenue south to S.E. 8th Avenue begins.
Work will also take place in the area of S.E. 7th Avenue and S.E. 8th Avenue from South Pierce Street east to the Buchanan Street and Lincoln Street alley.
Traffic on Pierce Street will be merged into one lane beginning at S.E. 4th Avenue until S.E. 8th Avenue. S.E. 6th, S.E. 7th, and S.E 8th Avenues will be closed to through traffic during this construction. There will be large, heavy construction equipment working throughout this worksite and, as a result, portions of pedestrian sidewalks will also be closed.
The work is scheduled for completion on or before Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to their destinations and are asked to drive with extreme caution through the construction area. Pedestrians should also take alternate routes to their destinations.