A travel advisory is in effect for Utica today.

From 6:30am until 5:00pm on Friday, December 4, 2015 Lafayette Street between State Street and Varick Street will be closed to permit demolition work on the 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.