Texas Transportation Commissioners last week approved more than $1 billion in construction projects throughout the state, with $834,966 approved for the Lufkin District in Nacogdoches and Polk counties.
A $574,813 construction project was approved for various locations on US 259 and US 59 in Nacogdoches and Polk counties to upgrade safety lighting. Vaca Underground Utilities Inc., Houston, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.
A project that will improve traffic and pedestrian signals on FM 1275 (University Drive) at East College Street in Nacogdoches and install advance intersection warning signals at US 59 and US 287 in Corrigan was also approved. Striping Technology, LP, Tyler, will serve as contractor for the $260,153 project. No timeline for completion has been set.
As these projects begin, motorists are urged to stay alert to workers and moving equipment located in and near the work zones. Reduce speed and obey all traffic control devices. Traffic fines double when workers are present.
For more information on statewide projects and closures, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on projects in the Lufkin District, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.
- 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.