POSTED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:14am
Lufkin ,Tx — The Texas Department of Transportation is planning nighttime work on its North Near Term diamond interchange construction project at U.S. 59/Loop 287 in Lufkin. Motorists should be prepared for traffic to be reduced to one lane with detours next week.
According to TxDOT, the lane reductions are required as crews install new drainage structures beneath U.S. 59 just north of Loop 287. Here is a look at traffic flow during the nighttime operations slated to begin at 8 p.m. each day through Thursday:
■ U.S. 59 northbound traffic reduced to one lane.
■ The U.S. 59 southbound reduced to one lane with temporary detour on FM 3439 (Spence Street) to Loop 287.
■ Traffic will resume normal flow at 6 a.m. the following day.
TxDOT reminds motorists to use caution when traveling through this and all work zones. Remember that traffic fines double when workers are present. The Lufkin Police Department will assist with traffic control during these nighttime operations.
For more information, call Kathi White, public information officer, at 633-4395 or David Collmorgen, Lufkin area engineer, at 633-4331. Information about TxDOT is also available through the department’s website at www.txdot.gov .