(KGFW)- As part of the new Kearney East Bypass Phase III construction project, Antelope Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from just south of 78th Street for approximately 500 feet beginning Monday, November 30. The contractor will close this section of Antelope Avenue to remove the existing concrete pavement, grade, and construct new concrete pavement that will intersect with the new bypass roadway. Weather permitting, this closure is expected to last until early 2016. Northbound thru traffic will be detoured at 56th Street and Antelope to the west. Antelope will remain open to local traffic to just south of the roadway closure. 78th Street will remain open during this phase of work. Southbound motorists on Antelope Avenue will need to detour west at 78th Street. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route during the roadway closure.