PORTLAND — Road work began today on Fore Street and Forest Avenue and city officials said drivers should expect traffic disruptions for the rest of the month.

The Maine Department of Transportation is working on a section of Fore Street between Atlantic Street and Franklin Street. The work on Forest Avenue is between its intersections with Congress Street and Park Avenue.

On Forest Avenue, the section where work is being done will be open to inbound traffic, but outbound traffic will be detoured onto Casco Street.

In both locations, crews will primarily be milling the roadway and putting down an overlay of asphalt to improve drainage.

City officials suggest that drivers seek alternate routes around the work.