Traffic Alert -- Hwy 290 will close for 12 hours

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A Traffic Advisory has been issued the the Texas Department of Transportation alerting drivers of a 12 hour closure of Hwy 290 in Giddings. The highway will be closed in both directions from Caldwell Street to US 77 beginning at 10 p.m. on Monday August 19, and should reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20. The purpose of the closure will be to allow crews to safely repair and upgrade the Union Pacific Railroad crossing located just west of US 77. Additional details on detour routes will be published in this week's edition.

  • Aerial view of Hwy 290 at US 77, where closure will occur Monday, August 19. Photo by Frank Smith
    Aerial view of Hwy 290 at US 77, where closure will occur Monday, August 19. Photo by Frank Smith