The Texas Department of Transportation is alerting area motorists that beginning today (April 13) the work zone speed limit on Highway 59 in Nacogdoches will be lowered and lanes will be closed as crews set a concrete barrier wall in the US 59/Loop 224 flyover construction project near Spradley Street.

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The speed limit will be lowered to 45 miles per hour from CR 524 (near Pineywoods Country Club) to Spradley Street in Nacogdoches. Crews are scheduled to set a temporary concrete barrier wall near the Spradley Street intersection. Daily lane closures should be expected as the barrier wall is set and the intersection will be closed to through traffic. Detours will be in place for local traffic on Spradley Street.

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“The concrete barrier will protect motorists from the edge drop-off as well as workers in the area. The lane closures will only be necessary as the concrete barrier is placed. Once it is set, traffic on US 59 will function as normal. However, the speed limit through the work zone and detour routes for Spradley east and west will remain in place,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District.

The $86.1 million construction project includes construction of new US 59 main lanes that will directly connect to SL 224 just south of SH 7 and is being built to interstate standards. The project also includes the construction of overpasses at Spradley Street, existing US 59 and Old Lufkin Road, and the construction of frontage roads for SL 224 between SH 7 and Business 59.

Motorists are urged to reduce speed and stay alert through the project area from SH 7 west on SL 224 to 1.2 miles south of Spradley Street on US 59. Longview Bridge and Road, Longview TX, is serving as contractor for the project that is on schedule to be completed in spring 2023.

 

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