The City of Syracuse Department of Water will begin a major water main infrastructure project on Sunday, May 17 at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Salina Street on the City’s near south side. The department expects to complete the planned water main repair by Sunday, May 24.

During the project, traffic will be detoured around the Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Salina Street intersection using South State Street and Cortland Avenue. Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed between Alexander Avenue and South State Street, and on South Salina Street between Cortland Avenue and West Kennedy Street. Detours will be posted, and local traffic will be permitted from Alexander Avenue to Cortland Avenue. Pedestrian access will only be available within the local traffic area.

For most of the customers in the project area, the Water Department expects the work to create a disruption in water service of up to 24 hours beginning Wednesday, May 20 at 9 a.m. The department is providing information to affected residents and property owners regarding the disruptions, including special notification to a small number of customers who may experience a longer shutoff. Project updates will also be available at CityLine at 315-448-CITY (2489) and at @SYRCityLine on Twitter.

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