Lufkin District Updates and Plans for Coming Week

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LUFKIN – The nine county Lufkin District has many work zones set up through construction and maintenance projects. Motorists are asked to respect TxDOT work zones, reduce speed to the posted suggested speed limit and stay alert for moving equipment and workers. It is illegal to remove or drive around a TxDOT traffic control device, including barrels or cones. Obey all traffic control including lead cars and flaggers throughout a work zone.
“These laws are put into place to protect not only our workers but the motorists,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “There is not a county within our district that motorists won’t encounter a TxDOT work zone. We advise them to be patient and plan ahead for possible delays.”
Work schedules and project updates for the coming week of August 6-10 include:
ANGELINA
US 59 South: Crews will be repairing surface joints from FM 324 to Diboll in southbound lanes. This project  is designed to resurface the roadway from Whitehouse Drive in Lufkin to just north of Diboll. Daily lane closures expected.
US 69 South: Traffic has been switched on new road surface on the west side of the roadway just outside Huntington as work to mill up the old road and place base material begins.
US 69 South: Crews will be placing silt fence and installing temporary driveway culverts throughout the northern section of this construction project designed to widen the roadway from two to four lanes from FM 844 south of Huntington to FM 1270 in Zavalla. Crews also continue to clear right-of-way from FM 844 to Zavalla ahead of construction that will widen the roadway.
US 59/SL 287 East: Crews are scheduled to repair edges in various locations. Lane closures expected.
US 69/FM 326 South: Crews are scheduled to pour foundations and conduct underground work to prepare for signal poles at this project designed to add a traffic signal at this intersection.
FM 841: Crews continue to work to replace the bridge at Biloxi Creek. Crews are installing overhang brackets and tying steel for the bridge deck and building forms. This road is closed to traffic and detours are in place.
Various locations: Crews are scheduled to repair potholes and signs and monitor vegetation for herbicide treatment.
Various locations: Crews will be placing new street signs on the signal arms in Lufkin and Diboll.
NACOGDOCHES
FM 95: Work continues as crews form the bridge deck at the bridge replacement project at Terrapin Creek.
FM 1638: Crews are scheduled to seal the roadway and safety treat fixed objects from FM 698 to US 59/SL 224. Daily lane closures expected.
FM 226: Crews will continue to upgrade metal bean guard fence and safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to the end of pavement. Daily lane closures expected.
FM 2112: Work is scheduled to repair road base from SH 7 to FM 2713. Lane closures expected.
POLK
US 287 West: Crews are scheduled to repair base failures in various locations.
FM 942:  Work is scheduled to repair base failures in various locations.
FM 62: Work is scheduled to repair base failures in various locations.
FM 350 North: Crews will continue to work on this project designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects. This project includes various locations on FM 350, FM 1725, FM 2610, FM 2665 and FM 3277. Motorists should prepare for lane closures.
Holly Grove Road: Crews will continue to place drill shafts at the bridge replacement project on Menard Creek.
Various locations: Crews will be striping and working to install profile pavement markings.
SAN JACINTO
SH 150: Work is scheduled to correct drainage and washout issues in various locations.
FM 224: Work is beginning on this project designed to improve guardrail to design standards from SH 156 North to SH 156 South.
FM 946: Crews will work to repair and replace base in various locations.
FM 3128: Crews are scheduled to level up pavement in various locations.
FM 222: Contractors are scheduled to trim limbs from trees and remove dead trees from the right of way in various locations.
Various locations: Crews will monitor vegetation for herbicide treatment.
Various locations: Crews will be striping and working to install profile pavement markings.
TRINITY
FM 2262: Work is scheduled to apply cement on sections of this project designed to reconstruct and widen pavement to 24-foot. Daily lane closures expected.
FM 1309: Crews are scheduled to seal the roadway.
FM 2912: Crews are scheduled to seal the roadway.
HOUSTON
SH 19: Work is scheduled to remove a headwall and pour concrete for a new headwall on this project that is designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from 1.6 miles north of FM 231 to the Trinity County line.
SH 7: Crews continue foundation repair work at the Trinity River Bridge. The work remains off the roadway, but motorists should use caution and stay alert to moving equipment.
SH 21 West: Crews are removing old concrete, placing base and treating the subgrade on this project designed to reconstruct the pavement and add passing lanes from 2.3 miles east of FM 2967 to SH 7. Temporary traffic signals are in place that allows for one way traffic across the bridge. Motorists should expect daily lane closures and detours.
FM 232: Base repair and level up is scheduled in various locations.
FM 227: Work continues to build forms and backfill cross structures on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to SH 7. Daily lane closures expected.
SL 304: Mill and inlay work is scheduled from FM 229 to SH 21 West/SH 7 West and continue from US 287 and SH 19 moving west to SH 7. Lane closures expected.
SL 304: Base repair and overlay applications are planned near the schools. Lane closures expected.
Various locations: Crews are scheduled to repair signs and patch potholes.
SHELBY
US 96: Crews will continue to apply hot mix asphalt pavement on this project designed to plane and level up the roadway and apply a permeable friction course from US 84 to SH 87. Daily lane closures expected.
CR 4789: Crews are scheduled to place drill shafts on the bridge replacement project at the tributary of Blackwater Creek.
CR 4620: Crews are completing the detour bridge and metal beam guard fence and will begin placing drill shafts on this bridge replacement project at Risinger Creek.
Various locations: Crews will be replacing street signs on the signal arms in various locations in Center.
SAN AUGUSTINE
SH 21: Crews continue roadway approach work at the bridge replacement project at Perkins Creek and are scheduled to remove the bridge at Venado Creek. Daily lane closures expected.
SH 21: Crews will be placing hot mix at this bridge replacement project over Niciper Creek. Lane closures expected.
FM 711: Crews are mixing cement and hauling flex base on this project designed to reconstruct and widen the surface from the Shelby County line to US 96.
SABINE
FM 1751: Work is planned that will remove high edges in various locations.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

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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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