Anyone visiting portions of downtown Lufkin late Sunday night will see numerous barricades closing off access to all persons and vehicles.

According to a press release, the City of Lufkin will shut down sections of downtown Sunday night to begin the first phase of Lufkin FORWARD’s streetscape initiative. The affected areas include S. First Street from E. Frank Avenue to Burke Avenue and E. Lufkin Avenue from S. First Street to Cotton Square.

Contributed Photo/City of Lufkin
Contributed Photo/City of Lufkin

These areas will be closed from 9 1 a.m. Sunday. Street parking will be prohibited during these hours, so the city is asking downtown residents and visitors to plan accordingly.

“We are conducting this survey at night to minimize the inconvenience for downtown businesses, residents, and visitors,” Asst. City Manager Kevin Gee said.

Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. will perform the site survey and design services. During the survey, a vehicle-mounted laser scanner and drone will navigate the project limits to capture topographic and utility data. This will support engineering design for the project, including locating existing buildings, roadways, driveways, drains, utility service connections, and other features. Maintaining a clear line-of-sight from the survey vehicle to these features is critical, according to Asst. City Manager Kevin Gee.

“We additionally request your cooperation by relocating any exterior features or other non-permanent items (chairs, tables, displays, moveable signs, holiday décor, etc.) from the right-of-way by 6 p.m. on the day of the survey,” Gee said. “Vehicles not relocated by 8 p.m. will be towed by a city wrecker to a nearby parking lot. Towed vehicles will not incur any fees.”

For questions, please call the city manager’s office at 936-633-0211

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