The overlay project on Highway 69B (South Ninth Avenue), began Thursday and will continue for approximately 10 days, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management said.
Construction workers began paving operations on the roadway from the Mineral Bayou Bridge to the new Highway 70 Bypass. The road will be down to one lane and have flagmen directing traffic flow.
“Motorists should avoid travel on this section of roadway if possible, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management Director James Dalton said, in a news release. “If you do drive on US 69 B, expect delays and lane shifting. Please drive cautiously and watch for highway construction workers and flagmen from the Mineral Bayou Bridge to the new US 70 Bypass. Traffic backups will occur, especially during peak drive times.”
Reduced speed limits are posted and will be enforced for worker safety, according to Dalton who said the city thanks citizens for their cooperation during the ongoing project.