UPDATE: Beckham closed for utility work Thursday

Released by The City of Tyler, Susan Guthrie:

TYLER, TX - Beckham between Houston and Dawson is scheduled to be partially closed starting at around 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Thursday.

The Tyler Streets Department is going to be repairing a collapsed box drainage structure caused by the recent rainy weather.

The Street Department is taking emergency action today to clean it and stabilize it.

To do so, it will be necessary to close a portion of Beckham between Houston and Dawson. They should be able to leave the center turn lane open, but it will most likely still cause traffic tie-ups. Motorists should use an alternate route if possible.