Brief Closures of Highway 59 and Loop 287 Planned for Friday
Crews with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be providing traffic control at several locations on Friday in Lufkin and Burke as Oncor crews move electric lines across the roadway through two major TxDOT projects.
On Friday, beginning between Moffett Road and SH 103 East, Oncor will move electric lines at two locations, 2409 North Medford Drive and 2501 North Medford Drive, just north of the Atkinson Drive intersection. Once traffic is stopped on Loop 287, Oncor crews will perform work across northbound and southbound lanes, moving south from one location to the second location. Lane closures are expected to last about 10 minutes at each location.
This work is necessary to facilitate the TxDOT widening construction project on Loop 287 scheduled to begin in coming weeks. The project is scheduled to upgrade the current roadway to interstate standards.
Once work on Loop 287 is complete, crews will relocate electric lines at six locations on Highway 59 South at Burke. This work is necessary for the construction of the Diboll Relief Route currently underway. The work will be located between John Means Road and will move south to just past Blue Jay Street. Once traffic is stopped, Oncor crews will work across northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 59. Lane closures are expected to last about 10 minutes at each location.
TxDOT crews will place signage and message boards alerting drivers to the planned closures. Motorists are urged to reduce speed, stay alert and obey all traffic control. This work is scheduled to be completed Friday, weather permitting.