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South First Avenue in Oakdale, a major route in the downtown area, is closed for construction. The closure, which began on Thursday, Oct. 1, will send drivers on a detour down South Third and around the closure to Church Street. South First is closed between F and G streets and the work is scheduled to last through Dec. 15. During the rehabilitation/construction project, the location will be closed to through traffic. Access to residents only will be maintained. For additional information or if you have any questions, call the Public Service Department at (209) 845-3600.

Leader Photo By Marg Jackson