Texas Transportation Commissioners approved on Thursday more than $391.7 million in highway improvement contracts statewide, with $2.5 million allocated for three new projects in the Lufkin District.
Angelina County was approved for two new projects on SH 103 and US 69, while Nacogdoches County was approved for one new project on FM 1275.
A project on US 69 at FM 326 North was approved for $114,856.50 that is earmarked for the installation of a traffic signal. Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc., Dike, TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for construction has been set.
A construction project on SH 103 West was approved from just south of SL 36 (Old Mill Road) to just north of SL 36. Work will include widening the existing pavement to allow for an additional turn lane. Longview Bridge and Road, LTD., Longview, TX, will serve as contractor for the $1.6 million project. No timeline for completion has been set.
Nacogdoches County was approved for a $718,361.99 construction project that will include safety treating fixed objects on FM 1275 from SL 224 to the end of pavement. AR Brothers Construction Service, Inc., San Augustine, TX will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.
As these projects begin, motorists are urged to stay alert and obey all traffic control near the work zones. Reduce speed and be alert for moving equipment and workers.
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.