LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Motorists traveling through Lufkin need to be aware that the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 (Denman Ave.) and Loop 287 was shut down Wednesday, so Texas Department of Tranportation workers could replace traffic lights.
"They hit some unexpected delays," said Lt. David Young, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department. "We continue to encourage motorists to avoid the intersection if at all possible."
In addition to Denman Avenue, the overflow and redirected traffic on Chestnut Drive (FM 58) and Loop 287 is backed up as well, Young said.
Young said detours are in place. The intersection will be shutdown because of traffic light replacements, and TxDOT did not give a predicted completion time.