Due to sewer system upgrades, Oak Hill Avenue north of Northern Avenue and behind the Long Meadow Shopping Center will be closed to vehicular traffic for approximately two weeks, city officials said Thursday.
The road was closed Thursday.
A detour will be posted at the road and access to local businesses and to St. Maria Goretti High School will be maintained, according to a statement from the city.
The work on the sewer pipes under Oak Hill Avenue is part of a $3.3 million project to replace sewer lines that were allowing ground water and storm water to seep into the system.
At times the seepage overloaded the system and caused sewage to back up into some North End homes or forced the city to pump sewage into Hamilton Run, a stream leading to Antietam Creek.