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Work on westbound I-30 at Sabine River in Greenville to begin Wednesday

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Lindsey Wiley
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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Drivers headed into Greenville from Commerce should allow for extra travel time while workers are present.

  • Drivers on Interstate 30 going from Commerce to Greenville can expect delays beginning Wednesday. The Texas Dept. of Transportation is working on I-30 at the Sabine River bridge, on the east side of Greenville. In recent weeks, the eastbound lanes have been slowed due to construction. TxDoT says that work on the westbound lanes will begin Wednesday. Drivers coming from Commerce to Greenville should allow for some extra time. The northern route, or the back way, between Commerce and Greenville isn’t a good option at the moment. Texas State Highway 224 remains closed entirely east of Neylandville. State workers are replacing the bridge over the Middle Sulphur River between Neylandville and Commerce.
  • In Celeste, the local school district has received a $200,000 gift. The money will be used to fund the J. Garland and Mary Roach Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to selected Celeste High School graduates for college expenses. The annual scholarship of $5,000 has been awarded for the past 17 years. The new $200,000 donation was provided by Dr. Joe Garland Roach in memory of his parents, for whom the scholarship is named. Joseph Garland Roach was a teacher and later the superintendent of Celeste schools from 1926 to 1935. He then went on to serve as president of Wesley College in 1936. His wife, Mary Hagan Roach, was a longtime teacher in the Celeste ISD.