Transportation Commission Approves New Projects


Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: April 2, 2018


Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $258 million in new construction projects including more than $11.1 million approved for the Lufkin District in Shelby, Angelina and Polk counties.

Shelby County was approved for $9.5 million construction project on US 96 from US 84 to 1.4 miles north of SH 87. Work will include leveling the roadway with a hot mix application, applying a sealcoat and a final surface to repel water and reduce road noise. Moore Brother Construction Company, Lufkin, will serve as contractor on the project that is designed to rehabilitate the roadway and enhance safety.

Angelina County was approved for a $1 million construction project on FM 841 at Biloxi Creek to replace the bridge and construct new bridge approaches. Stateline Construction, LLC, Texarkana, will serve as contractor for the project.

Polk County was approved for a $562,884 construction project on US 59 from 1.9 miles north of SL 393 north to just north of SL 393. The project will include an asphalt overlay in the northbound lanes. Smith & Company, Conroe, will serve as contractor for the project.

As these projects begin, motorists are urged to be alert to workers and equipment near the lane of traffic. Obey all traffic control devices and be prepared for possible detours through the work. Motorists should move into other available lanes to avoid the work zone. If other lanes are not available, drivers are required to reduce speed 20 miles per hour below the speed limit.

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