ST. CLOUD -- A large downtown St. Cloud street reconstruction project gets underway Monday.

Crews will be closing 5th Avenue South from Highway 23 to St. Germain Street. A short stretch of 1st Street South will also be closed just to the west of 5th Avenue.

The project is a major utility and road reconstruction project which will keep the streets closed until mid-September.

Detours will be posted, but access to the downtown businesses in the area will be accessible by foot.