Motorists can expect delays on Denmark Road beginning Monday as resurfacing work begins.

City Engineer Jonathan Zimmermann said traffic will be reduced to one lane and there will be a temporary traffic signal.

Work will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The work is part of a Denmark Road project from Progress Parkway east to St. Andrews Drive that includes relocation of utilities, widening of the roadway and sidewalks.

Work is expected to take 60 days to complete.

The total project cost is $1,270,070. That includes a federal share of $1,016,056, and a local match of $264,014.

This is Phase 1 of the Denmark Road project and includes new 12-foot-wide lanes and shoulders. The lanes and shoulders will be a total of 28 feet wide.

Residents and aldermen have requested that the road be widened due to safety concerns. The road is between 19 and 21 feet wide along the stretch between St. Andrews Drive and the Union Fire Protection District House No. 2.

Plans also call for a 5-foot sidewalk along that stretch of the road. The widening and sidewalks both will be on the north side of the roadway,