Traffic

Josh Edwards/The Daily Sentinel

Road crews on Monday morning will begin a mill and inlay project at the intersection of North Street and Northeast Stallings Drive.

Roadwork at North Street and Loop 224, also known as Northeast Stallings Drive, will make the Monday commute more of a headache for drivers near that intersection, the Texas Department of Transportation Lufkin District announced this week.

Road crews on Monday morning will begin a mill and inlay project — grinding up the road surface and adding a new layer of asphalt on top — that is expected to last two days, weather permitting.

During this time, the intersection will be closed to through traffic, TxDOT Lufkin District public information officer Rhonda Oaks said.

“This is a very busy intersection and we want motorists to pay attention to the message boards and traffic control set up that will direct them around our work,” she said in a statement released Thursday. “Our goal is the safety of our workers as well as the motorists.”

Work will begin on the inside lanes at 6 a.m. Monday and progress to the outside lanes. Monday morning, no through traffic or left turns will be permitted at the intersection, she said. Traffic will be directed to open travel lanes with message boards and traffic control.

The intersection work is expected to take two days, but continued work on North Street will keep crews in the area for up to two weeks, Oaks said.

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