Motorists in Angelina County should be aware of two major areas of road construction that will be going on this week.  

Mill and inlay operations are scheduled to begin today (Monday) at the intersection of US 69 at FM 1669 (Main Street) in downtown Huntington and will continue through the week.

The work to rehabilitate the roadway will be done in both north and southbound lanes throughout the week with single lane closures, but the intersection work on Monday will require a detour.

“US 69 traffic will be allowed to travel both north and southbound, with only a single lane closure,” said Rhonda Oaks, Lufkin District public information officer. “Motorists wanting to access FM 1669 at the intersection should plan to take alternate routes because of the work.”

The intersection work is expected to be completed on Monday and work crews will continue to work throughout the week in the area. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to stay alert near workers and moving equipment through the single lane closures. Expect delays or choose alternate routes. Fines double when workers are present.

Also, travelers can expect possible delays and closures on road work along the East Loop in Lufkin.  This work was scheduled to begin last week, but the bitter cold force the project to be rescheduled to begin today.

The mill and inlay operation is designed to rehabilitate the entry/exits on the east side of SL 287 with northbound work expected to be completed in about a week. Work is scheduled at the FM 58 exit, the US 69 South exit and the FM 841 exit.

Work on southbound locations will be scheduled when northbound locations are completed. Those will include the FM 325 exit, FM 841 exit, FM 58 exit, FM 58 to Tulane frontage and the US 59 and BU 59 intersection.

Motorists are urged to reduce speed in the work areas and prepare for delays during peak travel hours. Expect lane closures and remain alert to workers and moving equipment. Traffic fines double when workers are present.