LUFKIN – Work is beginning on a construction project on the west side of Lufkin that will impact traffic for several months.
Crews have begun work on a construction project on FM 1194 in Angelina County from SL 287 West to FM 3150. The work will include the widening of the roadway and a new asphalt surface. Also included in the work will be safety treating driveway culverts.
“We will be in full work mode this next week at this location and motorists can expect delays here for several months,” said Rhonda Oaks, Lufkin District spokesperson. “There will be flaggers instructing motorists and a lead car to lead traffic in a single lane through the work area. If you want to avoid possible delays, alternate routes could be SH 94 or SH 103 West to and from the Hudson area. This is a heavily traveled roadway and we urge drivers to stay alert.”
Motorists are urged to obey all traffic control devices. Traffic fines double when workers are present. Pinto Construction, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the $459,200 construction project that is expected to be completed in June, 2018. Work schedules could change in inclement weather.
For more information on this and other Lufkin District projects, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395. For more information on projects and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org.
- 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.