Lake Charles, LA. - If you drive thru downtown Lake Charles, here’s a temporary snag in your route to expect, beginning Monday, Feb. 20.

The temporary closure is scheduled to allow repairs to the street and sidewalk before the 2017 Mardi Gras parades kick off downtown, Friday, Feb. 24.

The northbound lane of Ryan St. will be closed at two locations in the 600 and 700 blocks. The temporary closures are expected to last up to two days, said a City of Lake Charles press release.

Motorist are encouraged to drive with caution, as flagmen will be onsite to direct traffic and ensure safety as they complete the project in time for the parades.