First Street Construction

by Christa Lollis

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Drivers are encouraged to avoid the South First Street/Timberland Drive intersection when possible next week.

Construction has already begun in that area, but starting Monday, people traveling down this route can expect even more delays and detours as improvements are being made. As repairs are made the crossover at South First Street and Raguet will also be closed eventually.

Paying close attention to traffic signals and slowing down, through these construction zones will help in the safety and flow of traffic. The Texas Department of Transportation says the project is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.