Work on US 59 South between Lufkin and Diboll will continue next week and the speed limit will again be lowered from Whitehouse Drive in Lufkin to the city of Diboll.
Crews are scheduled to remobilize and begin working nights by mid-week. The speed limit will be lowered to 50 miles-per-hour beginning Monday. The work schedule will alternate between night and day hours until completion and will include north and southbound lanes. Motorists should expect lane closures and possible delays as the project progresses.
The $8.3 million project includes resurfacing US 59 South from FM 3482/Whitehouse Drive to 1.1 mile north of FM 1818 near Diboll. It includes planing the existing pavement, applying a hot mix level up course and a final permeable friction course that will repel water and reduce surface noise.
Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin, is contractor for the project that began June 26 and is scheduled to be completed by early summer, 2019, weather permitting.
Motorists should reduce speed to the posted speed limit and obey all traffic control devices. The lower speed limit is enforceable once signs are set. It is illegal to drive around a TxDOT barricade, cones or barrels. Stay alert to moving equipment and workers near the lanes of traffic as this project progresses.
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.