Overnight grind and patch work starts tonight in downtown St. John's

The city will be bagging 49 parking meters Monday afternoon, but drivers can still park in those spots until 10 p.m.

City to bag 49 parking meters in afternoon, but drivers can still park in spaces until 10 p.m.

The City of St. John's will be bagging 49 meters on Water Street Monday afternoon ahead of overnight grind and patch work. Drivers are still permitted to park in those spaces until 10 p.m. (Twitter/@CityofStJohns)

The City of St. John's is set to do its first ever overnight grind and patch work on downtown streets starting Monday night.

The work will be taking place in the downtown core, including Water Street, Duckworth Street and New Gower Street, and should continue for four nights.

Operations will be taking place from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will begin on Water Street.

The city said it will be putting yellow, no-parking bags on 49 parking meters on Water Street in the afternoon. However, drivers are still allowed to park in those spaces until 10 p.m., at which time all vehicles must be removed from the street.

The City of St. John's says grind and patch work will be taking place in the downtown area at night from Monday Aug. 21 to Thursday Aug. 24. (City of St. John's)

The grind and patch work is being done by contractor Pyramid Construction.

Noise associated with the work should only be for short periods of time and shouldn't be any worse than winter snow clearing operations, according to the city.

The city said business owners and area residents will be consulted when the work is done, to determine if the nighttime strategy was successful.