The ongoing Midtown Connector construction project will close the northbound lane of 12th Street from Kemper to Buchanan streets on Friday. According to the City’s website, residents in the area will be allowed access and through traffic will be directed to a de-tour route. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the Kemper and 12th Street areas or to use alternate routes if at all possible. The project began during the summer of 2012 and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2015. The $18 million project includes road widening, a roundabout and upgrades to storm sewers, water lines, sanitary sewers and pedestrian facilities.