Look for relief by Friday on waterline installation work on the Heights that has resulted in two-way detours on one-way streets since Monday. Public Works Director Mark Lago said it looks like streets should be back to normal traffic patterns by Friday. Keep alert for signs and for flaggers such as Dave Williams, left. “This is the price of running water!” Williams said. An asphalt cutter creates a trench for new waterlines on Belmont, top left. At lower right, the normal two-lane one-way 12th Street is divided for north- and south-bound traffic. Meanwhile, the city has put up signs to help local businesses; if in doubt, ask flaggers for parking access that may be available even where streets are closed.
Photos by Kirby Neumann-Rea