Whitehouse Bridge Closed

The Whitehouse Bridge in Lufkin is closed for the next two weeks so TXDOT crews can raise the bridge to meet new height requirements.

The bridge is closed but ramps are open.  Expect traffic delays around that area during the morning commute, the noon hour, and in the early evenings.

"The ramps had to be closed for a few hours this morning for barricades but they're now open," said Kathi White, TXDOT Public Information Officer.

The inner lanes going north and south on Highway 59 will be closed, but the outer lanes will remain open. The most congested area has been the ramp in front of Wal-Mart by Wendy's and Starbucks.

"You'll see lots of traffic there in front of the businesses," said White.

Drivers can use FM 819 by Angelina College to get to and from Wal-Mart to keep that ramp from being so congested. If you're not going to Taco Bueno and Burger King, you're asked to not use the ramp to minimize traffic.