Starting Tuesday, Mills Avenue will be closed between Elm Street and Turner Road with the exception of local traffic.
The closure will continue until July 26, so the city can install a 36-inch water pipeline to connect the future surface water treatment plant to the city of Lodi’s water system. The city is currently constructing the plant and will begin operating in August 2012.
The city intentionally scheduled the construction during summer vacation, and the typical work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There will be no street parking during construction, and crews will notify any homeowners at least 24 hours in advance if they will be blocking driveways or preventing access to houses.
Drivers wanting to avoid the construction can take North Loma Drive, which is one block east, to access any streets that connect to North Mills Avenue.