The Estevan Police Service (EPS) has announced that a portion of 13th Avenue will be closed this week due to the ongoing repairs happening on the northern half of Highway 47 through the town.
The arterial route will be closed, starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, from King Street to Seventh Street. The intersections of 13th Avenue with Eighth Street and Ninth Street will also be closed.
The detour route will be on Souris Avenue from King Street to 7th Street, and then on Seventh Street from Souris Avenue to 13th Avenue.
Northbound traffic on this detour route will be allowed to make a right hand turns at King Street; left hand turns are prohibited, so motorists are asked to plan accordingly.
This detour will remain in place until the weekend and then will likely resume again on Tuesday, September 3. This detour route will create traffic delays so motorists are asked to find alternate routes.
Parking will also be restricted on Seventh Street between 13th Avenue and Souris Avenue.
The EPS is also requesting that motorists respect the construction zone signs and the detour signs for the street repaving project on 13th Avenue and Souris Avenue North.
The construction companies that are involved in this project have reported that several motorists are disregarding the signs and are driving in areas that are restricted.
The EPS will be increasing traffic enforcement in the construction areas, and asking that motorists abide by the signs and barricades that are in place. Officers ask that people slow down and take a few extra moments to get to their destination, and they also ask that drivers plan alternate routes that will take them away from the construction area.