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Road work on Fuller Springs complete after 11 months

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

After nearly a year of closures, detours, and road work one south Lufkin neighborhood is open again to thru traffic.  

Road work on Fuller Springs Drive came to an end last month.

Construction began last year to accommodate an increase in traffic between Slack Elementary and Burley Primary.

City officials say the two-lane road was in poor shape from heavy traffic.

Crews widened the street and added a center turning lane.

"The idea was to get the section in front of the school completed first so we knocked that out prior to school starting and we knew that it was going to take a substantial amount of time to finish the remainder of the job," said Chuck Walker, City Engineer.

After some delays from rain last year, the road work took 11 months to complete. It cost the city over two million dollars.

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