Lane closure for utility upgrade in Safford next week

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SAFFORD — Safford Public Works announced traffic on 8th Avenue will be impacted for two days next week.

The southbound lane of 8th Avenue, near the Fargo Drive intersection, will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, for the installation of a natural gas line.

The closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The city also announced work will begin on 14th Avenue on Monday, May 17.

The roadway between Relation Street and Stone Willow Way/Crimson Canyon Drive is being completely repaved, as well as installation of new curb, gutter and sidewalk on both sides of the street, and drainage improvements.

Work will take place Mondays through Fridays, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 4.