Crews are scheduled to begin night work tonight that will continue nightly through Monday, August 19 at two major intersections in Nacogdoches County which will require bridge closures.

Crews are scheduled to continue bridge maintenance work tonight on SH 21 East and SL 224. Upon completion, crews will move to US 59 South and SL 224. Work will continue nightly through August 19, weather permitting, until work is completed.

Motorists traveling US 59 northbound will be diverted to SL 224 and motorists traveling on SL 224 northbound and southbound will be diverted to exit ramps at SH 21 East. Traffic control and signage will be in place to alert motorists of the closures.

Motorists are urged to reduce speed near these intersections, be prepared for possible delays or choose alternate routes. For more information regarding construction and road closures statewide, visit

For media inquiries, contact Rhonda Oaks at


Rhonda Oaks
Rhonda Oaks
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.

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