The Texas Department of Transportation says construction is altering traffic patterns at the Highway 59 intersection with FM 2148.

Construction on the new left-turn lanes on US 59 at FM 2148 will cause a change in traffic patterns beginning Friday, March 21.  Northbound traffic on US 59 will be moved into the current turn lane and left-turns directly onto FM 2148 will be blocked.  Motorist needing to turn onto FM 2148 will be detoured north to the next open crossover and then have to make a U-turn back south to FM 2148.
Also, traffic on FM 2148 needing to access northbound US 59 will be detoured to the south on US 59 to the next open crossover and then have to make a U-turn onto northbound US 59.
The construction work causing this detour is expected to take about one to two weeks to complete, then traffic patterns will return to the present setup.
Motorists traveling through the intersection are advised to use extreme caution as drivers get use to the new traffic pattern.
Anyone having questions about the construction work or detour route can contact the TxDOT District Traffic Office at 903-799-1482.