LUFKIN – Work is planned in Lufkin on Sunday that will have motorists detoured throughout the day.
Crews will close the southbound direct connector on SL 287/US 59 South at 7 am Sunday and it will remain closed throughout the day. Work is scheduled to straighten the concrete traffic barrier separating US 59 northbound and southbound traffic. This will also require the closure of the inside lane of US 59 northbound and the inside lane of the northbound frontage road near Whitehouse Drive. Work should be completed on Sunday, weather permitting.
Motorists will be required to take the South First Street exit ramp to access US 59 South or choose alternate routes. This will be an active work zone and drivers are asked to remain alert to traffic pattern changes, reduce speed and prepare for possible delays during peak travel hours. Fines double when workers are present.
For more information about statewide closures, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on this and other Lufkin District projects, 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.