A pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin Area Office, signaling the beginning of a new construction project within the city of Lufkin.
Barricades will be set next week for work that is scheduled to begin by June 3 on SH 103/SL 287 West from the intersection of SL 36 (Old Mill Road) to the crossover for SP 339 (Raguet Street). The project consists of widening existing pavement for additional turning lanes on SH 103 and modifying the crossover to Raguet Street (next to Cherry’s Grocery).
Longview Bridge and Road, Longview, TX, will serve as contractor for the $1.6 million project that is expected to be completed within 6 months, weather permitting. Motorists can expect traffic control to be in place throughout the project, including reduced speed limit through the work zone, barricades, signs and flaggers.
Work is expected to be completed by September, weather permitting. During the course of the project, SP 339 will be closed to through traffic. This project is designed to improve traffic flow, provide more efficient access and enhance the safety of the roadway. As this project begins, motorists are urged to stay alert, use caution and obey all traffic control.
For information regarding road closures and conditions statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on this and other Lufkin District projects, 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.