Lufkin Frontage Road to be Narrowed to One Lane

by Mystic Matthews

Get ready for another slowdown at Highway 59 and Loop 287 in Lufkin.

In order to move forward with building a new frontage road for Highway 59, TXDOT officials say the existing frontage road will be narrowed down to one lane.

When you turn North on Highway 59 at the loop near Applebee's restaurant, cars will be merging into one lane.

"It's so we can start building the frontage road there, and start laying the sewer," said TXDOT engineer Kevin Buranakitipinyo. "And we want to keep our workers safe."

According to TXDOT, the Whitehouse Bridge project is on schedule, and should be finished by August.