New Construction Planned On US 190 West of Livingston

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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.

A pre-construction meeting was held Thursday in the Livingston Area Office in Polk County signaling the beginning of a new construction project that will impact traffic in the coming months.

Crews are scheduled to begin work Jan.3, 2022 on US 190 East, from the Livingston city limits to 4 miles west of FM 1276. Work will include intersection improvements with the addition of a right/left turn lane. Barricades will be set before the end of December warning motorists of pending construction.

Vulcan Materials Asphalt and Construction, LLC, Conroe TX, will serve as contractor for the $27.5 million construction project that is set to be completed in April 2025, weather permitting. As this work begins, motorists are urged to reduce speed and obey all traffic control in the area.

“This is a highly traveled section of US 190,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “This project will end just east of Greet Road, which is approximately 6.3 miles west of the main entrance to the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Reservation and Naskila Gaming. Motorists should prepare to slow down and allow for extra time through this work zone.”

Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures as work progresses. Be prepared to stop and stay alert for moving equipment and workers through this work zone. The construction project was approved by Texas Transportation Commissioners earlier this year and was designed to enhance safety.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395

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