Drivers using the Allowance Avenue overpass will have to contend with some construction headaches in the near future.

The city is beginning a sanitary sewer mains project under and around the overpass that will see traffic restricted.

Starting Tuesday (April 23), Elm Street SE will be open to local traffic only from Woodman Ave west to the bulb. The bulb adjacent to the overpass will be closed during construction.

Once initial preparations are completed, travel on the overpass will be converted to two-way traffic for approximately three weeks as long as there is good weather and no unforeseen delays.

Officials ask drivers to slow down, be patient, and watch for directional signs during the course of construction.

Courtesy City of Medicine Hat