Motorists can expect delays and heavy traffic on US 190 in Polk County beginning Friday and into Saturday for the funeral and procession of Alabama-Coushatta Indian Principal Chief Mikko Colabe III Clem Fain Sylestine.
On Friday from 3-4 pm and Saturday from noon to 6 pm, State Park Road 56 will be closed in coordination with the procession and funeral services of Chief Colabe III. State Park Road 56 intersects with US 190 West and travels south through the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation.
Motorists should be alert and expect heavier than normal traffic on US 190 East of Livingston Friday and Saturday. Reduce speed and expect possible delays or choose alternate routes.
For information on roadway conditions and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on this road closure, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.
- Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.