The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved more than $511.2 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $19.1 million approved for the Lufkin District. Also approved was the re-designation of two roadways in Nacogdoches and two local maintenance contracts.
In the nine-county Lufkin District, three counties received approval for construction, including Houston, Trinity and San Jacinto. Work was also approved that will include district-wide locations.
A $1.3 million construction project that will include the installation of profile pavement markings was approved for various locations throughout the district. The project is designed to enhance the safety of the roadway. PMI Markings, Inc., Tempe, AZ, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
A $2.2 million construction project was also approved for various locations throughout the district that will include the installation of profile edge markings. Stripe-A-Zone, Inc., Grand Prairie, TX, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
In Houston and Trinity counties, a $4 million construction project was approved that will include the reconstruction and widening of existing pavement on FM 2781 from US 287 to FM 1280. Pinto Construction, Nacogdoches, TX, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
In San Jacinto County, an $11.5 million construction project was approved that is designed to reconstruct and add passing lanes on SH 150. The project includes construction from the Walker County line to SH 156 and from the Walker County line to FM 945 North. Work will also include improving guardrail to design standards. Angel Brothers Holdings Corp., Baytown, TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.
Commissioners also approved the re-designation of SH 7 and SH 21 in Nacogdoches. SH 7 was re-designated as BS 7-N from the intersection of US 59/SL 224 northeastward to the intersection of BU 59, east to the intersection of SH 21 and SH 7 and to the intersection of SL 224, a distance of 4.3 miles. The approval re-designates a section of SH 7 to be concurrent with BU 59, US 59/SL 224 and with SL 224.
SH 21 was approved for re-designation as BS 21-P from the intersection of US 59/SL 224 eastward to the intersection of SL 224, a distance of 4.1 miles. The designation of BS 21-P will be concurrent with US 59 and SL 224.
Also approved were two routine maintenance projects. Smith & Co., Conroe, TX, will serve as contractor for a $1.47 million maintenance project and Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin TX, will serve as contractor for a $1.39 million maintenance project. Both projects will include mill and inlay on various roadways in the Lufkin District.
For more information, 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.