Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 20, on SL 287/US 59 South from near FM 58 to Whitehouse Drive to replace overhead guide signs. Daytime work is scheduled on Wednesday, but will be followed by night work through Sunday, March 24, weather permitting, and will include lane closures.

Message boards are set to help alert traffic to the upcoming work and traffic control and detours will be in place when crews are working. Vaca Underground Utilities, Inc., Houston, TX, will serve as contractor for the $125,000 sign replacement project. A total of 24 large signs will be replaced.

The night work is scheduled to begin at 9 pm each night and the roadway should be clear by 6 am ahead of peak travel hours. Lane closures on Wednesday will be during normal business hours. Motorists are urged to stay alert and reduce speed through this work zone, respect all traffic control and be prepared for possible delays.

For more information on statewide road conditions and closures, visit For more information on this and other Lufkin District projects, contact 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.