Drivers who use Cardinal Drive in Canfield could encounter some traffic delays between U.S. Route 224 and Canfield High School for about a month.

Beginning Monday, October 24, crews from Columbia gas are scheduled to begin a project to replace 1,300 feet of pipe in the area.

The project, which is expected to last three to four weeks, will begin with the installation of a new mainline on the west side of Cardinal Drive before proceeding to service line replacements for individual properties.

Although Columbia Gas says traffic control measures will be in place, drivers should expect congestion and slowdowns in the immediate work zones.

The stretch of road will be fully open and accessible to traffic during non-work hours, according to the utility which says it has been in contact with the

Columbia Gas says it has been in touch with the Canfield Local School District to ensure the project does not impact day-to-day operations at the high school.

The new pipe will serve nine properties between Brookpark Drive and W. Main Street, improving the natural gas delivery system in the area while also providing enhanced capacity and flow for local industrial customers.