Major road work on FM 2680 in Lufkin is set to begin on Monday, July 24, and last for the better part of a year, according to officials with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Signage is already in place alerting motorists of the upcoming project. TxDOT crews will start work on FM 2680/Allen Gin Road which will require the north end of the roadway to be closed for up to a week, weather permitting.

Crews will work on culverts throughout the end of the month. During the closure, traffic will be detoured through Jackson Road (County Road 89) to Farm to Market Road 2251/Sayers Street.

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Detour signs will be placed on State Loop 287 alerting traffic to the work. After crews complete the work on the culverts, the roadway will be opened and no further road closures are anticipated. However, workers will then begin the project to widen and resurface the roadway. This will lead to possible detours and delays. Project completion is expected to be in the summer of 2024.

Drewery Construction Company, Inc., from Nacogdoches, will serve as the contractor for the $2.6 million project. Signage is set indicating the work and detour. Motorists should obey all traffic control and reduce speed near the area and through the work zone. Stay alert for workers and moving equipment.

Remember, Texas law requires that in the presence of an emergency vehicle, such as a TxDOT vehicle or equipment, motorists should either vacate the lane closest to the vehicle or slow down to at least 20 mph under the normal speed limit.

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