The Texas Transportation Commission last week approved more than $579.6 million in new construction projects statewide, with $4.5 million allocated for new projects in the Lufkin District.
Angelina County was approved for a $1.1 million construction project planned on SH 103 East and will include the resurfacing with a thin hot mix asphalt overlay from just east of FM 326 to the Angelina River Bridge. Moore Brothers Construction Company, Lufkin, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
A second construction project in Angelina County was approved that is designed to safety treat fixed objects and improve guardrail to safety standards on SH 147 from just north of FM 3123 to FM 2109; and in Sabine County on FM 83 from SH 87 to FM 3121. Stateline Construction, LLC, Texarkana, will serve as contractor for the $776,953.95 project. No timeline for completion has been set.
Sabine County was approved for a project located on FM 1 that will consist of safety treating fixed objects and providing additional paved surface width from the San Augustine County line to SH 103. Longview Bridge and Road, LTD., Longview, will serve as contractor for the $1.9 million project.
A $717,347 project was also approved for various locations within the Lufkin District and will include preventive bridge maintenance. Stateline Construction, LLC, Texarkana, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.
As these projects begin, motorists are urged to be alert to cones and barricades. Obey all traffic control and be aware of workers and moving equipment near work zones. Schedules are subject to change in inclement weather.
For updates on construction and road closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org. For more information on these 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.