Commuters beware; one of Ottawa's most heavily used arterial roads will be getting a facelift starting Tuesday morning.

Construction crews will be seen implementing the first phase of the two-year multi-million dollar Bronson Avenue reconstruction project at 9 a.m.

Bronson Avenue will be closed to traffic between Somerset and Catherine Street for months. It will disrupt the regular route for some 20,000 drivers.

The closure is needed to replace 130-year-old water and sewer pipes beneath the road.

Detours are set up to reroute drivers to Somerset, Booth, Lyon, Kent, and Chamberlain. Public transit route number 4 will also be impacted.

This is a two-year project costing $30 million. The first phase is expected to last until December.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Katie Griffin