LUFKIN – Work is scheduled to begin this week on a $4.3 million construction project in Trinity County that will widen the pavement on FM 2262.

Construction crews are beginning work that will reconstruct and widen the pavement on FM 2262 to 24-foot and upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects. A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., Buffalo, will serve as contractor.

Work to widen pavement is scheduled from SH 94 to FM 357. The project should be completed in about 12 months, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the area and will be led by a pilot car in a single lane as work progresses. Motorists are urged to obey all traffic control devices, reduce speed, expect to stop at timed signals and wait as pilot cars transfer traffic to each side of the construction zone.

The project is designed to enhance safety and improve traffic flow on the roadway. All work is subject to change in inclement weather. For information regarding statewide projects and road closures, visit For more information about this and other Lufkin District projects, contact or call (936) 633-4395.


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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