PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- On Tuesday, Turnpike Road at Frederick Boulevard in Portsmouth will close for utility upgrades.

The closure could last for as long as four months.

The work is part of the Turnpike Road Reconstruction Project.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said a detour would be in place for people who want to access Turnpike Road from Frederick Boulevard. The detour will be set up prior to the intersection at Airline Boulevard.

From Airline Boulevard, drivers will head east on High Street and south on Confederate Avenue to Turnpike Road.

A Google map marked by VDOT showing the area in Portsmouth affected by work on Turnpike Road.