Hwy. 249 northbound closed April 18-19 in Pinehurst

Part of Hwy. 249 heading northbound will be closed this weekend. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Part of Hwy. 249 heading northbound will be closed this weekend. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Part of Hwy. 249 heading northbound will be closed this weekend. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Northbound lanes of Hwy. 249 between Rollingwood Street and Goodson Loop in Pinehurst will be fully closed daily 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, according to the Texas Department of Transportation and Houston TranStar database. Detour signs will be posted.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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