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

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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.

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 County.

Beginning Monday, May 23, traffic on US 59 from just north of Piney Creek to just north of Old Highway 35, southbound traffic will be detoured into the northbound inside lane during daytime operations. This traffic pattern will continue up to four months during daytime work hours.

Once work is completed on the southbound side, northbound traffic will be detoured daily into the southbound inside lane during work hours. This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately four months, until project completion.

Vulcan Materials Asphalt and Construction, LLC, Conroe TX, will serve as contractor for the $6.2 million construction project that will reconstruct and improve the safety of the roadway. Completion of the project is set for January 2023, weather permitting.

Message boards and signs alerting motorists to the detour are in place. Motorists should stay alert, reduce speed, and obey all traffic control in the area. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.

For statewide road conditions and closures, visit drivetexas.org. For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936)633-4395.

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