This week the Coeur d' Alene Public Works department begins water line improvements along Sherman avenue that could affect drivers and shoppers. On Monday,crews abadonned water lines between Second and Third avenue which closed down a parking lane. The water lines are no longer needed and the city wanted to deactivate the lines so they would not leak in the future. Plans call for repaving Sherman avenue later this spring and engineers did not want have to dig up the new asphalt to plug the leaks as they occur. On April 12th, crews will dig up the intersection at Fifth and Sherman to perform water main connections there. The work will close the intersection for most of the day and motorist will have to find a detour.