The intersection of Raguet Street and FM 2609 (Austin Street) will be closed beginning Monday, May 20, as crews continue to move utilities for the current construction project that will widen Austin Street between Raguet Street and BU 59/North Street in Nacogdoches. The intersection at Raguet Street and Austin Street will be closed for up to three months.

The $2.9 million construction project will widen Austin Street from two to four lanes and include the construction of sidewalks and a traffic signal at Raguet Street.

“This project is progressing well and we are to the point of relocating utilities in this intersection,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “Because of the depth of excavation required to relocate underground utilities, the road will be impassable.”

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes during the course of this work. Austin Street will continue to remain closed to through traffic.

For more information, contact or (936) 633-4395.


Rhonda Oaks
Rhonda Oaks
Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.

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