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Traffic is currently backed up into Port Arthur and through Pleasure Island and into Louisiana due to an emergency on the MLK bridge on SH 82. The MLK bridge could possibly be closed. Expect delays.

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On Saturday, February 27, from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., the 7th Annual Gusher Marathon will begin and end at the Lamar University Montagne Center. The course circles Lamar University, proceeds along MLK Parkway to College St. (Hwy. 90) and winds through downtown Beaumont.

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Effective Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be open to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m.

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Effective January 4, 2016, Avenue A from East Lavaca Street to Church Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Monday, January 18, 2016.  This closure will allow the city to repair the pavement in this area.

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Effective Monday, January 4, 2016, Willow Bend Drive from Prestwick Circle to Pebble Beach Drive will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Thursday, January 7, 2016. This closure will allow the city to repair the pavement in this area.

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From the City of Beaumont: Effective Monday, December 28, 2015, Champions Drive from Kemper Circle to Gleneagles Drive will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. until Wednesday, December 30, 2015. This closure will allow the city to repair the pavement in this area. Local traffic can access Gleneagles Drive through Willow Bend Drive. Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs, advance warnings including other signage, and travel with caution.

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At approximately 5:25 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015, the Texas Department of Public Safety recei

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Effective today, Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the 500 block of Lou from Sarah Street to Lela Street will be closed until further notice.

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Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. This closure will remain until Friday, January 15, 2016.

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On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Lamar University will celebrate their 2015 Homecoming. There are numerous events planned for the day, including a homecoming parade, which will start at 1 p.m.

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