HAYWARD -- Drivers can expect lane closures, detours and slow traffic on Mission Boulevard in downtown beginning Thursday night and continuing through the weekend.

Mission is being graded and repaved from just south of A Street to the Foothill Boulevard-Jackson Street intersection. The work on Mission is being done at night to reduce the impact on motorists and businesses, said Kevin Briggs, Hayward project manager for the roadwork.

He added that crews may also work on D Street from Watkins Street to Foothill those nights. "We are trying to get as much work done as we can before the rain forecast for next Wednesday and Thursday," Briggs said.

The grading and repaving is part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project, which stretches from Foothill Boulevard near the Interstate 580 on-ramp south to Industrial Parkway. The project includes a one-way loop through downtown.

Final paving of the loop, which includes Mission from A to Jackson Street, will take place after the first of the year, and the entire road project is scheduled to be completed next spring.

For more information, go to www.hayward-ca.gov/Route238 or call 510-583-3900.