FOLEY – Portions of some downtown streets will be closed briefly Tuesday morning as Foley crews replace several trees.

Multiple departments will be involved in the project, which is scheduled to start at 3 a.m. Crews will remove three declining sable palm trees and one crape myrtle, which have been determined to be hazardous. The trees will be replaced with four “Sioux” crape myrtles that will match the existing trees downtown.

The trees are in the right of way of Laurel Avenue and McKenzie Street.

The Street Department will be working with the Horticulture and Building Maintenance departments to make certain that the project is completed safely and properly managed.

Work will begin at 3 a.m. The more hazardous portion of the project should be out of the roadway by 7 a.m. in order to avoid traffic hazards and delays. Traffic cones will be placed to block off parking spaces near the work site.

Businesses with parking spaces affected are being notified of the temporary inconvenience.

The city has also informed 811 and Riviera Utilities that the work will be taking place.