Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: April 7, 2020

A pre-construction WebEx meeting was held Tuesday, April 7, 2020, signaling the beginning of a new construction project in Angelina County. Construction of the Diboll Relief Route is scheduled to begin April 14.

Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructures, a global company with corporate headquarters located in Spain, will serve as contractor for the $140.1 million construction project. The project consists of construction of a new freeway location on US 59 in Angelina County, from FM 2108 to 1.1 mile south of White Oak Creek. Work will include construction of the new freeway and will include grading, structures, concrete pavement and freeway signage. The eight-mile long project is set for completion in five years.

Those attending the virtual meeting included TxDOT personnel, Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructures personnel, utility company and law enforcement representatives and stakeholders representing the city of Diboll and the city of Burke. Discussions included the construction schedule, method of operations and promoting greater safety during the construction.

“We are excited and proud to see this project begin,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “There will be very little disruption to traffic during the first months of construction as the new roadway is built on the east side of Diboll. With heavy equipment and workers in the area around Diboll and Burke, motorists are advised to stay alert at all times.”

Barricades and signage are expected to be set next week. Motorists should respect all traffic control and recommended speed limits near the work zone as this project moves forward. Fines double when workers are present.


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