It's that time of year -- Washington State Department of Transportation construction projects are gearing up. And the Union Gap area is getting its share.

Work on Valley Mall Boulevard started Monday and is expected to last five weeks, or until the work is done. The construction is a night project and workers will be out from 7:30 p.m.-7 .m. If you need to take an alternate route, please do so or plan for delays.

WSDOT is reminding everyone to beware of construction zone workers and to please slow down.