Work has begun on a sanitary sewer and other utilities in downtown Amarillo.

Work will take place from Southeast 5th to Southeast 8th.  There will also be work in the area of Southeast 7th and Southeast 8th from South Pierce Street to the Buchanan Street and Lincoln Street alley.

Traffic on Pierce will be down to one lane from Southeast 4th to Southeast 8th.  Southeast 6th, 7th, and 8th Avenues will be closed to through traffic.  Portions of the pedestrian sidewalk will also be closed.

Work is expected to be completed in November.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area when possible and leave plenty of time if you have to travel through that area.