OLEAN, NY -- The Department of Public Works asks motorists to avoid driving on Wayne Street between North 1st and 9th Streets because starting with Thursday a contractor's milling project is expected to cause heavy congestion.

The milling work is one of several street projects underway in the vicinity of Wayne and Buffalo streets. These street improvements are anticipated to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting.

Persons with questions should  call the DPW at (716) 376-5650.