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TxDot postpones plans to close N. Timberland Dr. / US 59

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

From the Texas Department of Transportation

LUFKIN, TX (News Release) – What was originally planned as two upcoming weekend closures on Business 59/North Timberland Drive at the A&NR Railroad Bridge has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. 

The roadway is scheduled to be closed from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1 in order for construction crews to place bridge girders. Detour signs will be placed at alternate routes on SH 103 and SL 287.

Austin Bridge and Road Services, contractors for the $11.4 million project, is working to replace the railroad bridge and reconstruct Business 59 beneath the bridge.

The roadway was recently opened to limited traffic with a clearance of 17 feet.

Motorists are advised to slow their speed through the area and obey the four-way flashing stop lights near the construction site. The project is expected to be completed in late summer, weather permitting.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

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