A section of Riverside Drive will be closed for several months as construction begins on the $6.3-million Riverside Drive Vista Improvement Project.

Amico Infrastructures has been awarded the first phase of the project.

The work will run from Riverdale Avenue to Lauzon Road.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens says it's something that's been on the council books for almost 12 years.

Part of the work will include larger, separated sewers as well as barrier curbs – part of the mayor’s eight-point plan to help stop flooding in the city.

The project also involves the construction of on-road bike lanes, sidewalks, and roadway realignment.

Amico says the road closure will begin Monday, June 18 and continue until December, 2018.

All traffic will be rerouted to Wyandotte Street.

Local traffic will be permitted throughout the work but property owners are cautioned that delays are possible.

To learn more about City of Windsor road detours or services, call 311 or visit www.citywindsor.ca