Stretch of North River Road in Paso Robles will be closed next week

A portion of North River Road will be closed from Oct. 19 through Oct. 23 as construction continues on the Nacimiento Water Project's north pipeline.

The 24-hour road closure will stretch from about 1.5 miles north of River Oaks Drive to approximately two miles south of Wellsona Road.

The work — set to take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily — calls for horizontal drilling into the Salinas River to install a 30-foot water line, according to the San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works. Heavy construction traffic is expected.

Access to all properties will be available from one side of the closure location or the other, officials said. Motorists and residents are advised to follow the posted detours.