A travel advisory is in effect for Utica today.

From 6:30am until 5:00pm on Thursday, December 3, 2015 Lafayette Street between State Street and Varick will be closed to permit demolition work on the old Route 5, 8, 12 North / South Arterial.

The New York State Department of Transportation says signed detours are in place.

Drivers are advised to use extra caution in the area.