Commissioners Approve Projects For Lufkin District


Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: March 4, 2019


Texas Department of Transportation Commissioners last week approved more than $350.8 million in statewide construction projects, with more than $5.3 million approved for the Lufkin District.

Two projects were approved for Nacogdoches County. Those include:

  • FM 2609: A $3.8 million construction project that will include the reconstruction and widening of pavement from the end of pavement to FM 941. The project length is 5 miles. Pinto Construction Co., Inc., Nacogdoches, TX will serve as contractor. No completion date has been set.
  • SL 224: A $544,987 construction project  that will include resurfacing with a thin overlay mix from FM 2259 to US 59 South and from US 59 to FM 2609. The total project length is 6 miles. Drewery Construction Co., Inc., Nacogdoches, TX will serve as contractor. No completion date has been set.

An $180,000 grant for design and construction of pavement improvements at the Groveton/Trinity County airport in Groveton was also approved. Local funds of $20,000 will be added to the grant for a total of $200,000 in airport improvements. TxDOT is authorized to award federal and state funding for capital improvement projects and to assist in the development and establishment of airports throughout the state. This grant is funded through the Aviation Facilities Grant Program.

As these projects begin, motorists are urged to stay alert as signage and barricades are placed to signal construction beginning in these areas.

For more information on projects statewide, visit drivetexas.org.

###

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. Through collaboration and leadership, we deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods.  Find out more at TxDOT.gov. "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Media Center