LUFKIN – Crews are scheduled to begin a mill and inlay project Sunday night on SH 87 in Shelby County. The work is scheduled to be operational through the city of Center on Tenaha Street (US 87) beginning at 7 pm. Work will continue from Church Street to US 96 at the north traffic circle. Work is expected to continue nightly throughout the week, weather permitting.
Some delays through the work zone area should be expected as work progresses. Traffic control will be in place during work hours. Drivers are urged to stay alert for workers and moving equipment, obey all traffic control, and reduce speed near and through the work zone.
A mill and inlay project requires removing the upper layer of the existing asphalt in order to remove any cracks, ruts and imperfections. A thin layer of asphalt is then placed on top of the milled surface, which levels and extends the life of the roadway.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395. For more information regarding road conditions statewide, visit drivetexas.org.