Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Portions of West 1st Street and North 23rd Avenue West in Duluth will close down starting next week as crews work to clean sewers in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Beginning Monday, July 8th, the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) and the City of Duluth will be clearing debris obstructing sanitary sewers in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. First Street will be closed between 22nd and 23rd Avenues West and North 23rd Avenue West will be closed between the Superior Street and First Street alleys. Road closures are expected to last about one week. During the road closures, parking will not be permitted on North 23rd Avenue West between the Superior Street alley and First Street. City officials say these road closures are necessary to allow WLSSD and the City of Duluth to each remove debris that has accumulated in the sewer lines. Temporary sewer pipelines will be in place to provide sewer service during the debris-removal project. Residents and businesses will be allowed access to their properties throughout the duration of the closure via nearby alleys. No through traffic will be allowed on the affected roads. Drivers in the area are advised to seek alternate routes and all travelers in the area are advised to use caution, slow down and obey signage in the work area. Posted to the web by Krista Burns kburns@kbjr.com