Motorists driving near the Southern Utah University campus should be alert to street closures on 200 South beginning some time this week and likely lasting until June.

According to Michael D. Richards, vice president of university affairs, a sewer line for the yet-to-be-constructed science building and a 14-inch waterline for the city/state fire loop extension project will be installed at 200 South. Excavation for the lines will make it necessary to close sections of the street.The first segment of the construction will take place on one of the busier traffic portions of 200 South from Dewey Avenue to 450 West. Construction on that section is expected to take only about 10 to 14 days.

According to Dale Brinkerhoff, SUU plant superintendent, the trenches will be backfilled as soon as lines are laid to minimize the traffic disruption. The waterline will be installed to the 1100 West block, then swing southward across university property.