Work Planned On District Projects Ahead of Holiday


Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: Nov. 16, 2018


Work schedules for the next week will be altered due to the holiday, but crews will be working part of the week through construction projects and monitoring roadways and traffic signals during peak travel hours.

“This is normally one of the busiest travel weeks on our roadways and we want everyone to stay safe and respect any work zone they might drive through,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “Our crews and contractors plan on being off of the roadway ahead of the holiday. Motorists should expect delays during peak travel hours. Be patient, obey all traffic control and drive safely.”

Signal techs will be on call through the holiday as traffic signals on US 59 in Nacogdoches, Corrigan and Diboll will be set to dynamic maximum and optimized to allow for as much northbound and southbound traffic to clear the intersections as possible during peak travel hours. The signals will also be programmed to stop traffic to allow side streets to cycle when vehicles are detected.

Angelina County

  • US 59: Crews are scheduled to resume milling the southbound lanes and shoulder on this project designed to resurface the roadway from Whitehouse Drive to FM 2497 near Diboll. Motorists should expect delays.
  • US 69 South: Work to place asphalt beginning in the turning lane and moving south will continue from Huntington to FM 844. All lanes are scheduled for treatment through this section of the project. From FM 844 to FM 1270 in Zavalla, crews will continue to work to install drainage structures, excavate and place embankment for the northbound lanes and pour drill shafts and columns for bridges throughout this section of the project. Traffic control is in place and motorists should expect delays.
  • FM 324:  Crews are scheduled to continue installing safety end treatments on driveways and cross drainage structures on this project to improve guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from just south of SH 94 to US 59.
  • FM 1669: Crews are scheduled to repair base near Odell Creek.
  • FM 326: Base repairs are scheduled in various locations.
  • FM 1336: Crews continue to work on cross culverts at various locations in this project to improve and upgrade guardrail and safety treat fixed objects.
  • FM 841: Work is scheduled on front slopes on this bridge replacement project at Biloxi Creek. The roadway and bridge have been reopened, but motorists should expect intermittent lane closures.
  • FM 325/Lufkin Avenue: Crews are working to complete the sidewalk and curb ramps in front of Lufkin High School and will continue to work west on this project designed to install sidewalks and intersection ramps to near Timberland Drive.
  • Robinson Lane: Stone rip rap is being placed and crews are preparing the right of way on this project designed to replace the bridge and approaches at Gilliland Creek. The roadway remains closed. Detours are in place.
  • Various locations: Work is scheduled to repair signs and patch potholes.

Nacogdoches County

  • FM 95: Crews are scheduled to remove the detour bridge and seal the roadway at Terrapin Creek where a new bridge and approaches have been constructed. Daily lane closures expected.
  • FM 226: Work to place sod and upgrade metal beam guard fence continues from SH 21 to the end of pavement on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects.
  • FM 1638: Crews will continue to monitor vegetative establishment from FM 698 to US 59/SL 224.
  • Various locations: Crews will be monitoring the roadways, repairing potholes and removing debris.

Shelby County

  • US 96: Crews are placing temporary striping and winterizing this project from US 84 to SH 87. Alternating lane closures should be expected.
  • CR 4789: Rip rap is being placed at this tributary of Blackwater Creek and at Risinger Creek on CR 4620. This project is designed for bridge replacements at both locations.

San Augustine County

  • SH 21: Crews are monitoring vegetative establishment at Venado Creek, Perkins Creek and Niciper Creek where new bridges and approaches have been constructed.
  • Various locations: Crews will work to repair potholes, remove debris and monitor roadway conditions.

Sabine County

  • SH 103: Crews will be repairing base in various locations.
  • Various locations: Work is scheduled to monitor the roadway, remove debris and repair potholes.

Trinity County

  • FM 2262: Crews continue to work to upgrade metal beam guard fence throughout this project designed to reconstruct and widen pavement from FM 357 to SH 94.
  • Various locations: Crews will work to repair potholes and signs.

Houston County

  • US 287 South: Crews will work to repair edges in various locations.
  • SH 21 West: Crews will continue to place base material and stabilize the subgrade on this project that will reconstruct pavement and add passing lanes, improve guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from 2.3 miles east of FM 2967 to SH 7.
  • SH 21: Right of way is scheduled to be cleared in Austonio from FM 1280 to the Trinity River bridge on this project designed to widen pavement and add passing lanes.
  • SH 19: Crews are scheduled to work on cross culverts on this project designed to improve guardrail and safety treat fixed objects from 1.6 miles north of FM 231 to the Trinity County line.
  • SH 19 South: Crews will be working in various locations to repair and clear ditches.
  • SL 304:  Work is scheduled to cut high shoulders in various locations.
  • FM 227: Work is scheduled to repair slopes, ditches and wash-outs on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to SH 7.
  • FM 2967: Crews are scheduled to place a layer of asphalt and work on slopes in this project designed to reconstruct and widen pavement from FM 132 to SH 21. Traffic is confined to one lane with a pilot car in use during work hours.
  • CR 2245 and CR 1515: Work is scheduled to continue at Big Elkhart Creek in this project designed to replace the bridge and approaches at both locations. The roads are closed to traffic. Detours are in place.
  • Various locations; Work is planned to patch potholes and repair signs.

Polk County

  • FM 350 North: Crews are working to set culvert headwalls in various locations on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from 2.6 miles north of FM 3152 to US 190.
  • FM 2798: Crews will continue to place an overlay to seal the surface through this project that is designed to upgrade the roadway from FM 943 to the Hardin County line.
  • CR/Holly Grove at Menard Creek: Crews are scheduled to work on placing base material at bridge approaches on this bridge replacement project.

San Jacinto County

  • US 59: Crews are scheduled to continue this project to upgrade guardrail to design standards in various locations.
  • FM 224: Barricades have been set on this project designed to upgrade guardrail from SH 156 North to SH 156 South.
  • FM 2693: Crews are scheduled to continue to upgrade culverts to design standards in this project designed to safety treat fixed objects from SH 150 to 4.5 miles north of SH 150.
  • FM 1725: Work is scheduled to install safety end treatments from SH 150 to the Liberty County line. Lane closures expected.

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