Rhonda Oaks

Major Construction Project To Begin In Polk County

A pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin District Regional Conference room Tuesday, signaling the start of a major construction project in Polk County. Engineers,...

Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Record $85 Billion 10-Year Transportation Plan

  Governor Greg Abbott today announced the adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), advancing a record $85 billion,...

Meeting Held on Possibility of Reopening FM 2497

A meeting was held on Friday between TxDOT engineers and contractors, and one project could be moving toward reopening a single lane of travel...

LANE CLOSURE PLANNED NEAR BUSY SL 287/ACCESS RAMP NEXT WEEK

LUFKIN – A lane closure is planned next week on SL 287 near a busy Lufkin on-ramp that will have traffic slowed or stopped...

Speed Limit Change Approved

LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission in Austin has approved a speed limit change on SH 103 East in Angelina County. The updated signs are...

SL 287 CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR JULY 4 FIREWORKS EVENT

LUFKIN – SL 287 near Ellen Trout Park and Zoo in Lufkin is scheduled to be closed beginning at 8 pm on July 4 for...

Traffic Alert: US59 North of Corrigan to be Detoured for Up to Eight Months

Motorists will experience a two-lane traffic pattern for up to eight months on a construction project on US 59, north of Corrigan, in Polk...

Traffic Alert: Sealcoating Operations Scheduled to Begin

Crews will set barricades this week in various locations throughout the Lufkin District as sealcoating operations are expected to begin by June 2, weather...

Closures Scheduled on Major Nacogdoches Project

Ongoing work on a Nacogdoches construction project will require a road closure beginning next week and a detour the following week that will cause...

Traffic Alert: Switch Planned South of Zavalla

Motorists can expect a traffic switch on a major project later this week as crews work to continue construction on US 69 South in...

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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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