Last week, the Texas Department of Transportation was advising motorists to be on the lookout for work crews around the south side of Nacogdoches.  This was expected to bring traffic stoppages and delays, however, mother nature had other plans.  Storms last week caused Oncor Electric Delivery to divert their attention to repairing downed power lines.

So, Thursday, May 7, Oncor and Higher Power Electrical LLC will begin removing existing overhead electric lines that cross US 59 South and the southwest area of Loop 224. There will be nine locations of work throughout the day that will result in traffic stops and delays of about 15 minutes at each stop. Work is expected to be completed in one extended work day.

The rolling stops will begin on US 59 South at Old Lufkin Road and work north toward Loop 224, continuing around the loop until work is completed. This work is in association with the ongoing TxDOT construction project designed to construct new main lanes of travel along US 59/SL 224.

There will be traffic control provided at each location to assist in stopping traffic so that electric lines can be safely installed or removed. Motorists should prepare for delays and never attempt to drive through or around a work zone or closure.

Exact times that each stop will occur through the work area is unknown. Two alternate routes to consider would be to take Highway 7 from Pollok to Nacogdoches, or take FM 2782 (near Kelly's Truck Parts on Highway 59) to Highway 7.

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