Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: June 28, 2019


Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $43 million dollars for construction projects in the Lufkin District. The projects includes more construction in Angelina County and another project in Shelby County:

  • Angelina County was approved for Phase III of a widening project on US 69 that will continue to widen the two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway from FM 1270 to the Jasper County line. Drewery Construction, Company, Inc., Nacogdoches, TX will serve as contractor for the $37.4 million project. No timeline for completion has been determined.
  • Shelby County was also approved for a new construction project on FM 1645. The work will include rehabilitating and widening existing pavement and placing profile edge and centerline markings from US 59 to SH 87. Longview Bridge and Road, LTD., Longview, TX will serve as contractor for the $5.7 million project.
  • Phase I and II of the Angelina County project are currently underway. Phase I included $11 million for widening the roadway from the Huntington city limits to FM 844. Phase II included $65 million for a project from FM 844 to FM 1270 in Zavalla.

 Motorists are urged to reduce speed, stay alert to workers and moving equipment and respect all traffic control in work zones.

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