Transportation Commissioners Approve Local Projects


Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: April 30, 2018


Texas Transportation Commissioner’s on Thursday approved more than $351 million in new highway construction projects, including $8.8 million approved for the Lufkin District. In addition, more than $35.8 million was approved for maintenance projects statewide, with $2.9 million approved in the Lufkin District.

Angelina County was approved for a construction project on US 59 for $8.3 million. The work will include leveling the roadway with a hot mix application and a final surface layer designed to repel water and reduce road noise from FM 3482 to 1.1 mile north of FM 1818. Moore Brothers Construction Company, Lufkin, will serve as contractor for the project. A project completion date has not been determined.

Polk County was approved for a $480,182 construction project designed to replace the bridge and approaches on Holly-Grove county road over Menard Creek. Stateline Construction LLC, Texarkana, will serve as contractor for the project. A project completion date has not been determined.

Maintenance contracts for on-call traffic control services were approved for Angelina, Nacogdoches and Polk counties for $2.9 million. In Polk County, Nixon Engineering, Bastrop, will provide services on various roadways slated for maintenance work at a cost of $804,600. In Nacogdoches and Angelina counties, Area Wide Protective, Inc., North Canton, OH, will provide services on various roadways slated for maintenance at a cost of more than $1 million in each county.

As these projects begin, motorists are urged to stay alert near TxDOT work zones. Obey all traffic control devices and reduce speed. For more information about statewide projects, visit DriveTexas.

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