The Texas Department of Transportation says a portion of McKnight Road in Texarkana will be closed due to ongoing construction.

The department had hoped to do this work last weekend but was delayed due to rain. The road will be closed to allow for construction of new cross culverts according to officials.

McKnight Road will be closed from just east of Gin Road. Traffic will be allowed on either side of the construction but not allowed to travel through it. Detour routes will be Richmond Road on the East and Pleasant Grove Road on the West.

The road is expected to be closed to thru traffic from around 7PM Friday to before 6AM Monday morning.

TxDOT says any work and road closures is subject to change due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.