If you plan on traveling Thursday on Highway 59 near Loop 224 on the south end of Nacogdoches, you may encounter some delays.  The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists that beginning April 30 at 7 am, Oncor Electric Delivery and Higher Power Electrical LLC will begin removing existing overhead electric lines that cross US 59 South and the southwest area of State Loop 224.

There will be nine locations of work throughout the day which 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.

These rolling stops will begin on US 59 South and work north toward the loop, continuing around the loop until work is completed. This work is in association with the ongoing TxDOT construction project designed to construct a flyover and 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. One particular location at Old Lufkin Road near the Nacogdoches Fire Station on SL 224, will require traffic control on both sides of the loop.

Please slow down in these work zones and pay attention to warning signs and signals.

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