Traffic in the midst of Medford's South Gateway area will be a little more congested than usual today and Friday.

Traffic in the midst of Medford's South Gateway area will be a little more congested than usual today and Friday.

A lane of traffic between Stewart Avenue and Belknap Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days as a utility contractor works in the road, the city reports.

Motorists should expect delays associated with the work and are advised to seek alternate routes, city officials said in a news release.

— Staff reports