LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Work is continuing on the east side of State Loop 287 in Lufkin in the wake of an Aug. 31 incident in which rock came loose from the roadway and tar stuck to the tires of cars, trucks, and 18-wheelers.
According to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation, a final surface application is scheduled to be set on the southbound side of Loop 287 this week.
Drewery Construction, the contractor for the project started the final surface application after all the lanes on that side were milled and swept. The press release said that work will continue from the Moffett Road overpass to Tulane Drive with daily lane closures expected.
"Once work is completed in the southbound lanes, crews will begin the final surface application on northbound lanes," the press release stated. "Weather permitting, work will be completed by the end of September. Motorists are urged to reduce speed, obey all signage and prepare for delays through work areas. Stay alert to nearby equipment and workers."
The press release stated that work schedules are subject to changes in inclement weather. For updates on projects throughout the state, visit drivetexas.org.