MANSFIELD — Traffic on East Street in the school zone between Hope Street and Route 106 will be detoured Thursday so the road can be paved.
Traffic will be detoured from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and police are asking drivers to seek alternate routes.
New sidewalks in the school zone have been installed and paving is being done on the road before the start of school next month.
The state Department of Transportation has been working on the area as part of the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program, which encourages students to walk and bike to school.
Police are trying to limit traffic through the area while the paving work is being done.
Eastbound traffic will be allowed on East Street from Hope Street to Route 106. Westbound traffic will remain on Route 106, and detoured down Hope Street, police said.
“If you need to get to the school, and parking at Memorial Park is not an option, we will have many officers there to get you where you need to go,” police said in a statement on Facebook.
Police urge drivers to have patience during the roadwork.
While traffic is detoured down Hope Street, police warn, officers will be out enforcing the speed limit