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TxDOT to close ramp for work
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON – A Texas Department of Transportation crew will be closing the northbound ramp to Business 59 at FM 1988 in Livingston at about 9 a.m. Monday, March 9 to conduct work at the bridge. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays during the day. The ramp will be shut down at 9 a.m. and will remain closed until the milling and reconstruction work is completed at the end of the day Monday, according to TxDOT’s Lufkin district spokeswoman Kathi White. Traffi c on FM 1988 will be redirected onto the U.S. 59 main lanes where a crossover will allow motorists to reach their destinations. Southbound traffi c on Business 59 will also have to use the U.S. 59 main lanes and crossover if they want to return to Business 59. The closure means all traffic traveling eastbound on FM 1988 will have to turn right when they reach the intersection with Business 59 near Thomas Supply. Work crews will place message boards to help drivers negotiate the detour, White said. TxDOT urges motorists to use caution when traveling through this and all work zones. Motorists should also watch for and obey detour signs designed to help them drive through the area. Remember traffic fines double when workers are present.