A major road in Corner Brook is closed to traffic for the next four weeks, causing a myriad of problems for motorists trying to get across town. 

O'Connell Drive is filled with giant holes as city workers install new water transmission mains for the new water treatment facility scheduled to open later this summer.

O'Connell Drive connects to major subdivisions in Corner Brook and is constantly backed up with traffic.

The residents of these subdivisions have to detour through the city or face a long wait at the construction site.

Corner Brook Deputy Mayor Bernd Staeben says the construction is inconvenient, but necessary.

"People realize what we're trying to do, what needs to be done and what the benefits of this project are," said Staeben. "I guess we're just gonna have to deal with it and bear with it."

Construction in Corner Brook won't be finished after O'Connell Drive, though.

The construction of the new city depot is scheduled for late August.

With files from Colleen Connors