Road work. Orange traffic cones in the middle of the street.

A road closure inside SL 287 in Lufkin is scheduled next week for work planned by Angelina and Neches River Railroad.

A&NR has scheduled work to replace the crossing on FM 2251 (Spence Street) inside SL 287 beginning Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm, weather permitting.

M&M Sales and Service LLC, Timpson TX, is contracted to perform the work and Area Wide Protective, Austin TX, will provide traffic control. Scheduled work includes re-planking and rehabilitating the railroad crossing.

Motorists are urged to obey all signage and traffic control in place and choose alternate routes throughout the week. For more information on closures and road conditions statewide, visit For more information on this and other Lufkin District projects, contact or call (936) 633-4395.

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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.