Another round of repairs to Olmsted County's steam line along Fourth Street Southeast will start limiting traffic Monday. 

The southern eastbound traffic lane will be closed Monday from near the bridge over the Zumbro River to Ninth Avenue, according to Rochester Public Works. 

One lane of eastbound traffic is expected to remain open and westbound traffic will not be affected during the first phase of repairs, which is expected to last approximately two weeks.

A second phase of work will require traffic in the same area to be reduced to a single lane in each direction. That work is slated to continue through Nov. 10. 

Throughout the project, the sidewalk along the south side of Fourth Street Southeast in the work area will be closed. 

The sidewalks on the south side of 4th Street SE adjacent to the work areas will be closed to pedestrian traffic, and intersections at Seventh and Eighth avenues will be affected.

Access to all properties is expected to be maintained, but the closure will impact some bus routes through the area. 

The steam line work follows repairs made earlier this year after leaks were discovered along the 26-year-old steam line connecting the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility to downtown city- and county-owned buildings. The leaks caused plumes of steam to rise out of manholes at several locations along Fourth Street Southeast.

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