Two utility construction projects to begin the week of July 8.

Two utility construction projects will begin the week of July 8.

Contractors will begin work on natural gas lines, the main line and service lines, along 9th Street to Ave. H to Ave. O, and 9th Street to 10th Street on Ave. O. This work is being done to replace old steel lines with plastic.

KW Electric will begin work on the Downtown Lighting Project as well. Work will start on the west side of Central Avenue taking out the old lights then setting the new lights. Work is expected to take 2-3 weeks on each side of Central Avenue. Half of Central will have lights during construction process. Some parking spaces will be temporarily blocked off during the construction.

Please avoid construction areas or use caution when traveling around the construction areas.