The installation of fiber optic lines is closing 3rd Street between Capitol Avenue and Jackson Streets in Springfield starting Monday.
The city encourages a detour along 2nd street. The work is expected to last one week, weather permitting. Meanwhile construction on a sewer cave in will close parts of 9th Street at South Grand Avenue.
The southbound lane on 9th street will only be able to turn right onto South Grand and detour the closure while the two left lanes of South Grand will be closed. Work is expected to take about a week.
A press release from the City of Springfield says motorists should plan for an alternative route and disregarding “Road Closed” or “Do Not Enter” signs are subject to a $250.00 fine.