Martin Luther King Jr. overpass in Orange was closed over the weekend recently. The temporary detour allowed Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to place bridge deck panels on the new overpass under construction.

Upon completion, a wider MLK Drive will be built to pass under the new section of Interstate-10.

TxDot expects the project to be completed in late 2012.

The Record wants to remind drivers to be careful in construction zones during the upcoming July 4 holiday.