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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.

Crews are expected to begin work in coming days on the northbound side of US 59, south of Nacogdoches, where motorists will experience daily lane closures as work progresses.

Work is completing on the southbound side of US 59 to widen the roadway and is scheduled to move to the northbound side beginning at the grassy median, south of Nacogdoches and continuing to CR 523, near Woodland Hills golf course. Work will include the addition of a crossover and truck turnaround which will allow southbound motorists the option to make a safe turn to access northbound lanes.

Barriers will be placed along the northbound shoulder of US 59 where work will begin. Moore Brothers Construction Co., Lufkin, will serve as contractor for the $1 million construction project that is scheduled to be completed by March 2021, weather permitting.

As this work begins, motorists should expect daily lane closures through the area until work is completed. This project is designed to enhance safety and facilitate traffic flow in the area.

For more information, contact or call (936) 633-4395. Visit for roadway conditions and closures statewide.

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