traffic

Effective Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7 a.m., the eastbound lanes at Avenue A and Washington Boulevard will be closed to traffic until Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. This closure will allow the Washington Capital Project to install storm sewer line facilities in the south side of the intersection. Two-way traffic will remain in the westbound lanes.

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According to the City of Beaumont, effective Monday, October 26, 2015, Forrest Street between Harrison Avenue and North Street will continue to be closed to traffic until Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5 p.m. This closure will allow the Streets & Drainage Department to finish making repairs to Forrest Street.

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Effective Thursday, October 22, 2015, Forrest Street between Harrison Avenue and North Street will continue to be closed to traffic until Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5 p.m.  This closure will allow the Streets & Drainage Department to finish making repairs to Forrest Street.

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Effective Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7 a.m., Rosedale Drive between Old Dowlen Road and Eastex Freeway will be closed to traffic until Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. for the installation of a new sewer line.

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Motorists navigating the roadways around the intersection of Washington

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A major traffic switch of the eastbound I-10 lanes at the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River will take place Friday night, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.. At that time, eastbound traffic will be moved to the new eastbound side of the bridge and the eastbound I-10 entrance ramp from downtown will be reopened.

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School is almost back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe in preparation of the big opening day.

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All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

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This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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Police in Beaumont are still trying to determine whether a man discovered injured at the intersection of Delaware Street and 19th Street in Beaumont on Feb. 16 was assaulted or struck by a vehicle, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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