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Bridge projects along I-30, SH 224 to slow travel between Commerce and Greenville through January 2023

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Slowdowns on I-30 at the Sabine River will be intermittent, while SH 224 travelers must detour around the closure at the South Sulphur River.

  • Travel between Commerce and Greenville is going to be slow going for the rest of 2022 thanks to two highway maintenance projects happening at the same time. This week, crews began work on the Interstate 30 bridge over the Sabine River on the east side of Greenville. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be affected by work on this project in the coming weeks. Today the Greenville Herald Banner published an image from the Texas Department of Transportation showing traffic backed up on the eastbound side of I-30. A release from TxDOT says the I-30 project is scheduled to be completed in February 2023. And, for the time being, the old back way between Commerce and Greenville on State Highway 224 is also not a good option. Just east of Neylandville, the bridge over the South Sulphur River is being replaced entirely and that portion of State Highway 224 is closed in the immediate area. That project is scheduled to be completed in January 2023.
  • Coming up later this evening on KETR, it’s Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions women’s basketball. The Lion women will be in Houston to take on the University of Houston Cougars. 7 p.m. tipoff, with pregame coverage starting at 6:34. A&M-Commerce junior guard Dyani Robinson was awarded Southland Conference Player of the Week honors in the opening week of the season. The Lion women will play at SMU Friday night in a game that will also be on KETR. The Lion men defeated Air Force last night in Colorado Springs by a 73-69 margin in overtime. The A&M-Commerce men will be in Atlanta this weekend for the Capitol Classic tournament, hosted by Georgia State. Those games will not be broadcast on KETR.