Roadwork is underway on South Holladay Drive, and drivers may face delays.

Blocks between Avenue C to Avenue B are closed this week as the workers replaced the clay tile sewer main. All overhead utilities will be placed underground.

The work is part of the Southeast Seaside Urban Renewal Plan’s Holladay Streetscape Project, which calls for installation of new sanitary sewer, storm sewer, underground service provider utilities, ADA accessible sidewalks, reconstruction of the roadway, asphalt paving and street lighting.

The project is being paid for with water, sewer and road district funds, Public Works Director Dale McDowell said.

The city will conduct a block-by-block closure to replace a sewer force main and upgrading to PVC pipe. Work will conclude at First Avenue.

According to City Engineer Jeff Liljenwall, the city will then start running underground conduit for taking down the existing overhead utilities.

Paving and new ADA-accessible ramps will be completed prior to that date.

Timing of utility conversion will depend on the utility providers, he added.

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