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Road work to close parts of M Street and West Main Street in Merced, city says

Road construction is performed on R Street at the intersection of R and 18th Street in Merced, Calif., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Merced Sun-Star file image.
Road construction is performed on R Street at the intersection of R and 18th Street in Merced, Calif., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Merced Sun-Star file image. akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

A downtown improvement project is scheduled to begin in Merced next week causing closures to sections of roads.

The project includes reconstructing the roadway on M Street from 16th Street to 18th Street, and West Main Street from M Street to N Street, according to a City of Merced news release.

The project will also include the installation of storm drain lines on the section of M Street, as well as multiple access ramps that will be installed on street corners throughout the project.

The project is scheduled to begin Oct. 7 and continue through Dec. 3 with intermittent lane closures throughout the construction period, according to the release.

West Main Street will be closed from about Oct. 7, through Nov. 1 and M Street will be closed from Oct. 28, through Dec. 3. An additional closure of M Street will take place for about three days in the middle of October, the city said.

According to the city, detour signs will be placed throughout the project area.

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