by Christa Lollis
Drivers in Lufkin will get some relief this weekend from construction that's been making traveling on 59 difficult. The Whitehouse bridge has been closed since Monday. Construction crews will take the holiday off. The roads will still be closed but there won't be any actual construction again until Tuesday morning. The construction issues have been keeping Lufkin police officers busy this week. Illegal u-turns and rear end collisions have increased in the area. Drivers traveling in that area are still urged to take other routes to get to businesses on the south side until construction is finished.