Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $520.9 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $12.4 million earmarked for projects in the Lufkin District.
Commissioners also approved more than $75.9 million in maintenance projects, which included more than $1.7 million for the Lufkin District.
Shelby County was approved for a $9.4 million construction project on US 96 that will include widening of the road and adding shoulders from 1.06 miles south of SL 500 in Center to just south of FM 417. Moore Brothers Construction Company, Lufkin, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
Angelina County was approved for $2.6 million in roadway rehabilitation and reconstruction on FM 326 from US 69 to one-half mile north of US 69. Moore Brothers Construction Company, Lufkin, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
Commissioners also approved $439,626.00 earmarked for bridge maintenance in various locations districtwide. THK Construction, Longview TX, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
Maintenance projects approved for the Lufkin District include more than $1 million earmarked for Angelina, Houston and Trinity counties that will used to purchase limestone rock asphalt. Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC, Birmingham AL, will furnish the materials.
More than $667,780.00 was also approved for preventative bridge maintenance in two separate contracts that is earmarked for various locations districtwide. Garret Shields Infrastructure, Garland TX, will serve as contractor.
As these projects are scheduled to begin, pre-construction meetings will be held and completion dates set. As signage and traffic control is set for these projects, motorists are urged to stay alert and obey all traffic control through and near work zones.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395.