The parking lot behind the South Main Street businesses and along Jefferson Street will be closed to traffic next week as contractors install an underground conduit and do utility construction. The alley will be closed, as well, including deliveries.

The closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. March 19 to 6 p.m. March 23, depending on the progress of construction.

The village is recommending people use the public parking lot on Janesville Street, as well as on-street parking in the area.

Parking will also likely be affected along Jefferson Street, public works director Jeff Rau said.

“This closure will be a good test for the long-duration closure anticipated for early summer 2018, when the parking lot and alley will be completely closed for a lighting upgrade and parking lot reconfiguration project,” Rau wrote in an email.

For information, contact Oregon Village Hall, 835-3118.

Contact Bill Livick at bill.livick@wcinet.com