Concord Road

Gober Road will be closed at Concord Road effective Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m., according to a statement from City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica.

This closure will facilitate the placement of asphalt. Gober Road will remain closed until Friday, Jan. 20. Motorists should detour via Beaumont Drive to Picadilly, Garner Road, Haywood to Comstock or Helbig to Garner.

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Haywood Drive from Concord Road to Ada Avenue in Beaumont is closed to through traffic starting Jan. 9 at 7 a.m. until noon on Jan. 11, the City of Beaumont reports. 

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Christopher Morgan

Christopher Morgan, 31, of Vidor has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on Concord Road in Orange County on Dec. 26, according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A blood specimen has been submitted to the crime laboratory and toxicology results are pending, DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported Dec. 28. The investigation is still ongoing.

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More than two years after an expected date of completion, the troubled Concord Road widening project in Beaumont is still ongoing and still sparking complaints from small business owners with storefronts facing the road. Their businesses, they say, have been hurt by the construction and its repeated delays.

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Effective Monday, May 2, Judy Lane at Concord Road will be closed to traffic until further notice, reports the City of Beaumont.  

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The city of Beaumont has encountered a few snags in their ongoing road projects, at least one of which could result in a lawsuit against the engineering firm, who did not include sidewalks that were compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Beaumont fire and police responded to a residential gas leak Wednesday, Aug. 21, that caught some businesses on Concord off guard.

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