Profile Rumple Strips Going Down Through District


Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: Nov. 1, 2017


Crews have begun this week to place profile rumble strips in Nacogdoches County, and will move through the district to place them in 46 other locations.

Total Highway Maintenance, Cedar Hill, will serve as contractor for the $2.9 million project that will enhance the safety of the roadways. The project began in October and, weather permitting, will be completed by mid-November, 2018.

“Rumble strips are designed to create noise and vibration inside the vehicle that help alert the driver as they cross a center line or shoulder edge line,” said Rhonda Oaks, Lufkin District spokesperson. “Often this alert is enough to get the attention of a distracted or drowsy driver, who can make a corrective action and prevent a crash.”

The rumble strips will be raised profile patterns and will be placed along the center lines and/or edge lines in locations in the Lufkin District. The raised profiles are commonly used when shoulder or centerline pavement texturing is not feasible. The work will be done in various locations on roadways including:

  • Shelby County: SH 7, SH 87, FM 3172
  • Sabine County: FM 1, SH 21, SH 87, SH 184
  • Nacogdoches County: SH 21, FM 1087, SH 7, SH 204
  • Angelina County: FM 1818, FM 2109
  • San Augustine County: US 96, SH 147, FM 1277
  • San Jacinto County: FM 224, FM 1127, FM 980, FM 945, FM 946, FM 1725, FM 3460, FM 223, FM 222
  • Houston County: SH 7, FM 2022, FM 132, FM 227, SH 21
  • Polk County: FM 1988, FM 350, FM 352, FM 2610, FM 3126, FM 1988, FM 2665
  • Trinity: SH 94, FM 3188, US 287

As this moving project continues, motorists are urged to reduce speed through work zones and stay alert to workers and moving equipment.

For a complete list of statewide projects and closures, visit drivetexas.org.

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