Traffic to change in front of SMS today

As progress on the US 70-Business (Lamar Street) reconstruction project continues, a traffic change across from Sweetwater Middle School is planned for Monday, Jan. 27.At 9 a.m. crews will close the lane on the far west side of the street for curb and gutter removal. The southbound inside lane will be open to facilitate school traffic during the early morning, afternoon and evening hours, but some temporary closures will be necessary between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Northbound and southbound traffic will have access to the school at all times.Work on the project is ahead of schedule, making it necessary to begin construction in this area while school is in session. All work in front of the school is expected to be completed before the start of the new school year in August 2014.