ENID, Okla. — Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on a stretch of Cleveland, and portions of Oklahoma will be closed due to water line work beginning Wednesday, the city of Enid announced Friday.

In a press release, the city's engineering department announced the 400 block of South Cleveland will be reduced to two lanes of traffic from Oklahoma south to the BNSF Railway track. The 2300 block of West Oklahoma will be closed between Cleveland and Arthur.

The closures are to allow construction crews to relocate a waterline, according to the press release, and the city estimates the project will take between two to three months to complete, weather permitting.

The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 25 mph. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control and detour signs and to drive with caution in this area during the construction effort.

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