LUFKIN – Work is planned for Thursday at a busy SL 287 on-ramp in Lufkin that will have motorists choosing alternate directions. The northbound on-ramp at SH 94/Frank Street at SL 287 West in Lufkin will be closed through the day Thursday for mill and inlay work. The closure will involve entry/exits to several businesses and TxDOT crews will work with those businesses to allow for emergency traffic.
“This work involves the entrances to several businesses, including a nursing home and we must allow for emergency traffic to come and go from there,” said Rhonda Oaks. “Access will not be available or will be very limited to a couple of other businesses located on or near this entry ramp.” Work is expected to begin at 6 am and be completed by 4 pm, weather permitting. Motorists will be required to take alternate routes to access SL 287 West. The U-turn beneath SL 287 will remain open for those motorists who unknowingly turn onto that access ramp from SH 94 or Frank Street. Traffic control will be in place to make the public aware of the nearby work.
Motorists are urged to reduce speed in the area and stay alert to moving equipment and workers near the lanes of travel.
For more information, 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.