Downtown construction projects over the next several weeks will force road closures and detours, town officials warn.

The primary reason for the traffic disruptions is construction around the Bedford Square project, rising on the former site of the Westport-Weston Family YMCA.

The following schedule of road closures is planned, weather permitting:

Monday, as well as Oct. 7-8 and Oct.14-15: Early-morning construction work at Bedford Square is planned. Starting at 4 a.m. on the affected days, Church Lane — from its intersection at Elm Street to Post Road East — will be closed. General vehicular traffic will be detoured via Elm Street.

Tuesday through Oct. 13 (with the exception of the previously noted dates): Weekday closure of Elm Street from 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Access to the Baldwin parking lot on Elm Street will be available via Church Lane only.