The City of Sedalia's Water Division contractor will be closing South Missouri Avenue between West 6th and West 7th Street to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1 to allow for water main improvements, weather permitting.

The street will re-open to through traffic on Friday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. Drivers will want to avoid the area and use an alternate route on these days to avoid delays.

The work on water lines in the area requires placement of equipment that will block the roadway while new pipes are installed. The alley at mid-block between 6th and 7th streets will remain open for homeowners accessing their garages from the alley.

The City apologized for any inconvenience the road closure may cause as they work to improve the roadway.