Underpass closed for repairs

Motorists who normally travel through the railroad underpass on South Jefferson Street (Bus. 271 Northbound) in Mount Pleasant will need to find an alternate route July 13-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

   Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic each day to make repairs near the railroad underpass. The roadway will be open to traffic each night.

Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route on Ferguson Road and East First Street. Trucks must use the official detour route, but other motorists may use local routes they find more convenient. Portable message boards will be placed near the railroad crossing beforehand to warn motorists of the scheduled road closure. The construction schedule and road closure can change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems.

   Anyone having any questions about the road closure, detour routes or construction work can call the Texas Department of Transportation Mount Pleasant maintenance section at 903-572-8511 for more information.