Motorists who normally travel FM 2148 in Bowie County will need to find an alternate route this coming Tuesday afternoon, February 28.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the road at the railroad crossing between US 67 and US 59. The crossing will be closed for needed repairs.

Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route on US 67, FM 989, and US 59.

Trucks must use the official detour route, but other motorists may use local routes they find more convenient. Portable message boards have been placed near the railroad crossing beforehand to warn motorists of the scheduled road closure. The construction schedule and road closure could change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems according to TxDOT.

Anyone having questions about the road closure, detour routes, or construction work can call the Texas Department of Transportation Texarkana Maintenance Section at 903-838-8574 for more information.