The New York State Department of Transportation says paving operations for part of Interstate 81 will get underway this week. Affected will be both the northbound and southbound lanes from Exit 46 (Coffeen St.) to Exit 48A (I-781 or Ft. Drum connector) beginning on Tuesday. The southbound lanes will be paved first, followed by the northbound lanes. During the work, traffic will be reduced down to a single lane. Work on the project is expected to be completed by June 26.