Utility contractors will be installing new power lines on Thursday at busy Nacogdoches intersections and traffic control will help keep delays to a minimum.

Power lines will be installed along BU 7 (East Main Street) in Nacogdoches beginning about 8:30 am Thursday. Power to traffic signals will be interrupted at the intersections of BU 7 at FM 1275 (University Drive) and BU 7 at Lanana Street while the work is done. TxDOT will operate a generator at the intersection of BU 7 at FM 1275 and stop-and-go traffic patterns with signage will be in place at Lanana Street and East Main Street intersections.

Motorists should expect delays as power lines are stretched across the roadway at intermittent times throughout the day. Work is expected to be completed by 5 pm Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to reduce speed in the area and obey all signage. Stay alert and prepare for intermittent lane or road closures or choose alternate routes.

For more information on road conditions and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on this and other Lufkin District projects, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.


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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