LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Months have passed since Hurricane Harvey, but damage left behind by tar still remains on the Lufkin Loop.
This week, crews have been working in several areas including on frontage roads and exit ramps to remove debris and lay a new surface.
"As people exited the loop during those days, that one day before we got the loop closed, the material was tracked onto exit ramps and frontage roads," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer with the Texas Department of Transportation. "That's why we're coming and doing those now. We're removing all of that and putting in a new surface."
TxDOT said this project was necessary to complete and rehabilitate the east loop.
TxDOT said crews will begin work along the opposite side of the loop in hopes of completing the project by midday Thursday.
The project costs $250,000.