Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: Dec. 12, 2018
Crews are scheduled to begin applying asphalt on US 59 South between Lufkin and Diboll on Saturday and through next week in the southbound lanes. Motorists should be prepared for delays and lane closures as this work progresses. The speed limit is set at 50 miles-per-hour through the work zone.
The $8.3 million construction project includes resurfacing US 59 South from FM 3482/Whitehouse Drive to 1.1 mile north of FM 1818 near Diboll and includes northbound and southbound lanes of travel. Work will include planing the existing pavement, applying a hot mix level up course and a final permeable friction course that will repel water and reduce surface noise.
Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin, is contractor for the project that began June 26 and is scheduled to be completed by early summer, 2019, weather permitting.
Motorists should reduce speed to the posted speed limit and obey all traffic control devices. It is illegal to drive around a TxDOT barricade, cones or barrels. Stay alert to moving equipment and workers near the lanes of traffic during work hours.
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