If you're planning to visit downtown, you should avoid North Stone Avenue the next few days.

Beginning last night, southbound Stone Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Pennington Street and Broadway as crews put the finishing touches on the streetcar line. The lanes will remain closed through the end of the day on Friday.

The restrictions will allow the paving of the intersection at Broadway and Stone to be completed.

Despite the lane closures, motorists will still be able to make any necessary turns off Stone.

To steer clear of the congestion, the city recommends using southbound Church or Sixth avenues as alternate routes.

Darren DaRonco