Neches River

On Sunday, April 16, at 3:21 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to Colliers Ferry Park on Pine Street in reference to a 7 year old child reportedly falling into the river and possibly drowning, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

The Beaumont Fire and Rescue Water Response Team responded to the scene as well.

After about two hours of searching, a diver was able to locate the victim's body in the water, near the area that witnesses had last seen him.

- Beaumont Police

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Expect delays on the I-10 Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, as crews sweep the bridge.

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Construction and repairs along I-10 may cause traffic delays, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release on Dec. 13.

In Beaumont, expect delays along I-10 at the Neches River tonight 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. as crews work to replace road buttons.

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The right lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on eastbown SH 73 will be closed today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for maintenance and inspection, TxDOT said in a release.

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is the eastbound side of 73 going over the Neches River towards Bridge City. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1936, carries traffic on the westbound side of 73.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Beaumont Civic Center to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study.

Displays will be available for review at 5:30 p.m. The formal hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.

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The Neches River Rail Bridge public hearing scheduled for the evening of July 28at the Beaumont Civic Center has been postponed.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study.

The hearing will take place at the Civic Center, 701 Main St., Beaumont, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Displays will be available for review at 5:30 p.m. with the formal hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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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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Photo by Kevin King

Collier Ferry Park and Boat Ramp, located at 5390 Pine Street in between Beaumont Country Club and Forest Lawn Memorial Park had been closed due to flooding caused by the overflowing Neches River. According to the National Weather Service the Neches River is nearing a flood record which occurred in October of 1994 and numerous homes in Northeast Beaumont and Rose City are flooded. River levels are near those reached during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

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A major traffic switch of the eastbound I-10 lanes at the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River will take place Friday night, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.. At that time, eastbound traffic will be moved to the new eastbound side of the bridge and the eastbound I-10 entrance ramp from downtown will be reopened.

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