Downtown portion of Second Avenue closed for sewer repairs

A downtown portion of Second Avenue is expected to be closed until at least August, city officials said.

The one-block part of Second Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets, is closed to traffic because of work to a section of the sewer system. Drivers are encouraged to use detours along First Avenue and Veterans Parkway.

“Detours will remain in effect until completion of the project, which according to the current schedule will be August 1, 2012, if weather permits,” officials said in a release.

No long term disruption in utilities is expected.