(MT. VERNON, IL) — Weather permitting, the City of Mt. Vernon Public Works Department will begin installing asphalt on Oakland Avenue from Salem Road to 10th Street today. Only the eastbound lane will be paved at this time, leaving the westbound lane open for traffic. This eastbound lane will be closed to all traffic from 8 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m. There will be no street parking allowed during this time period. Affected neighborhood residents will need to park vehicles on adjacent side streets or at neighbors driveways across the street as they will not have access to their driveways during this time. The westbound lane will be paved on Thursday, weather permitting. For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 242-6853.