Transportation Commission Approves District Construction Projects

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 Texas Transportation Commissioners met Tuesday in Austin and approved more than $1.3 billion in construction projects statewide, with more than $38.3 million approved for the Lufkin District. In addition, maintenance contracts were approved for more than $29 million statewide, with more than $1.4 million approved for the Lufkin District.

Polk County was approved for a $27.5 million construction project on US 190 that will include intersection improvements consisting of right and left turn lanes from the Livingston city limits to 4 miles west near FM 1276. Vulcan Materials Asphalt and Construction LLC, Conroe, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

Houston County was approved for a $4.5 million construction project on FM 2022. The project is designed to widen the roadway with shoulders from FM 2423 to FM 2663. Pinto Construction Co. Inc., Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

Angelina County was approved for a $934,763 construction project designed to add pedestrian infrastructure/sidewalks on BU 59/Timberland Drive from Denman Avenue and continuing for 1,180 linear feet to north of Forest Park Boulevard. DBI Services, LLC, Hazleton PA, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

A $4.1 million construction project was approved for various locations in the Lufkin District that is designed to construct pedestrian infrastructure/sidewalks and curb ramps. Locations for the sidewalk construction will be in Nacogdoches County on FM 1878/East Starr Avenue from near Clark Boulevard to near Cardinal Street; in Angelina County on North Medford Drive/US 59 from East Lufkin Avenue to Atkinson Drive; in the city of Huntington on US 69 from near South 1st Street to Avenue A; in Houston County in the city of Crockett on East Goliad Avenue/SH 7 from near 12th Street to SL 304. Highway 19 Construction LLC, Sulphur Springs, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

A $963,892.20 construction project was approved that is designed for the construction and installation of dynamic message systems/signage that will enhance safety in various locations along US 59 in the Lufkin District and will include locations in Polk, San Jacinto and Nacogdoches counties. Third Coast Services LLC, Magnolia, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.

The construction and installation of flashing beacons were approved for four locations in Polk and Nacogdoches counties. The beacons will be placed at FM 3126 at FM 1988, and FM 1276 at FM 943 in Polk County; FM 2609 at SL 224, and FM 2713 at SH 7 East in Nacogdoches County. Highway Intelligent Traffic Solutions Inc., Cedar Hill, will serve as contractor for the $261,129.47 project. No timeline for completion has been set.

A $1.4 million maintenance contract was approved for mill and inlay in various locations in the Lufkin District. Locations include Angelina County on SL 287 frontage roads near SH 94, BU 59 and FM 3482 near Whitehouse Drive; Nacogdoches County on BU 59 near Creekbend Boulevard; Shelby County on FM 699, and US 59 in Center; and Sabine County on FM 1 near Pineland Elementary School. Drewery Construction Company, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.

Pre-construction meetings will be held in the future signaling the beginning of construction on these projects. As they begin, motorists are urged to stay alert to signage, workers and moving equipment in and near the work zones.