Detour on Central Avenue in city

The city of Dunkirk Department of Public Works has announced a temporary closing of a portion of a major city thoroughfare.

Central Avenue in the city of Dunkirk will be closed between Willowbrook Avenue and Green Street today, and for at least a portion of Wednesday, for repairs to a private sewer connection that has caved in. Heavy truck traffic will be directed onto Newton Street, Main Street Extension, Williams Street and Vineyard Drive.

While private contractors will not begin work on the repairs until Wednesday morning due to the scope of the work and need to mobilize the necessary equipment, that portion of Central Avenue will be closed until the repairs are completed and road repairs are made.

Motorists are advised to drive carefully through these areas.