Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: June 28, 2019


In the Lufkin District, the summer is one of the busiest times of year for roadway construction. Below is a list of area projects scheduled for the week of July 1-5. Crews are not expected to work on July 4 to allow for heavier than normal traffic during that time period.

Angelina County 

  • US 69: Work continues from FM 844 to FM 1270 in Zavalla to widen the existing two-lanes to a four-lane divided highway. Dirt is being hauled for excavation and embankment work. Beams placed for the US 69 northbound ramps are being placed at SH 63. Motorists should be alert for trucks exiting and entering the roadway throughout the construction site.
  • US 59 South: Crews continue to replace concrete traffic barriers between Whitehouse Drive and SL 287. Lane closures expected.
  • US 59: Crews continue to place permanent markings between Whitehouse Drive and FM 2497 on this road rehabilitation project. Work to place milled-in rumble strips will also begin in coming days. Motorists should expect lane closures.
  • US 59: Crews are scheduled to sweep in various locations.
  • BU 59/Timberland Drive: Work is progressing toward Chestnut Drive on this project designed to install sidewalks and intersection ramps. Expect lane closures.
  • SH 103/SL 287: Crews are clearing the right of way and removing pavement near Spur 339 on this project designed to widen existing pavement for additional turn lanes from just south of SL 36 to just north of SP 339.
  • SH 147: Work is planned on cross drainage structures, driveway safety end treatments, and culverts near side roads on this project designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from just north of FM 3123 to FM 2109.
  • SH 103 East: Ditch maintenance is scheduled in various locations.
  • SL 287: Crews will sweep along the west side of the loop.
  • FM 324: Crews will continue working on cross structures and driveways on this project designed to improve guardrail to design standard and safety treat fixed objects from just south of SH 94 to US 59.
  • FM 58: Ditch maintenance is scheduled in various locations.
  • FM 2497: Repair work is scheduled to begin on the Cedar Creek Bridge. Motorists should be alert to road closures and heavy equipment in the area.
  • FM 1819: Ditch maintenance is scheduled in various locations.
  • Robinson Lane: Reopened and crews are monitoring vegetative establishment on this bridge replacement project at Gilliland Creek.
  • Various locations: Crews are set to apply herbicide, patch potholes and straighten signs.

Houston County

  • SH 21: Crews are monitoring vegetation on this project designed to reconstruct pavement and add passing lanes from 2.3 miles east of FM 2967 to SH 7.
  • SH 21: Crews continue to work on cross drainage structures and blading the topsoil on this project designed to reconstruct and add passing lanes from the east end of the Trinity River Bridge to FM 1280. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures.
  • SH 19: Crews continue to work on cross structures on this project designed to improve guardrail and safety treat fixed object from 1.6 miles north of FM 231 to the Trinity County line.
  • SL 304: Crews will repair base from US 287 North to FM 229. Lane closures expected.
  • FM 2781: Crews are scheduled to begin a geo grid placement on this project to reconstruct and widen existing pavement from FM 1280 to US 287. Motorists should expect pilot car and flaggers.
  • Various locations: Herbicide applications are scheduled to control vegetation.
  • Various locations: Crews will work to patch pot holes and repair signs as needed.

Nacogdoches County

  • SH 21: Work will continue on this project designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to the San Augustine County line and on from the San Augustine line to FM 3448. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures.
  • SH 21 East: Crews are scheduled to apply a spot overlay near Melrose. Lane closures are possible.
  • FM 95: Crews are seeding and monitoring vegetative establishment on this completed bridge replacement project at Terrapin Creek.
  • FM 226: Work is scheduled to backfill headwalls on this project designed to upgrade metal beam guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from SH 21 to the end of pavement.
  • FM 1275 (University Drive): Work is scheduled to begin upgrading fixed objects to design standards from SL 224 to the end of pavement. Possible lane closures should be expected.
  • FM 1638: Crews continue to monitor vegetative establishment on this project designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards, safety treat fixed objects and provide additional pavement width from FM 698 to US 59/SL 224.
  • FM 2609: Work to relocate utilities and construct storm sewers continues on this project designed to widen the roadway from Raguet Street to North Street (BU 59). This roadway remains closed to through traffic.

Polk County 

  • US 59: Crews are repairing joints in the northbound lanes on this project designed to upgrade the roadway with a permeable friction course from just south of US 287 in Corrigan to Moscow.
  • FM 350: Crews are installing mow strips and metal beam guard rail on this project designed to upgrade and safety treat fixed objects from 2.6 miles north of FM 3152 to US 190.

Sabine County

  • FM 1: Crews are scheduled to widen the subgrade on this project that will upgrade guardrails to design standards and provide additional pavement width from the San Augustine County line to SH 103.
    FM 83: Crews are working on cross culvert and driveway structures from SH 87 to FM 3121 on this project designed to safety treat fixed objects

San Augustine County

  • SH 21: Bridge replacements are complete and crews continue to monitor vegetative establishment at Venado Creek, Niciper Creek and Perkins Creek.
  • SH 21: Crews are scheduled to continue to place embankment at the Attoyac River bridge replacement project. Lane closures are expected.
    FM 711: Crews will be working to level up shoulders on this project designed to reconstruct and widen the pavement from the Shelby County line to US 96.

San Jacinto County

  • US 59: Crews will be repairing signs, delineators and monitoring for debris in various areas.
  • SH 150: Crews are scheduled to continue work on driveway culverts, embankment and flexible base on this project designed to reconstruct the pavement and add passing lanes from the Walker County line to FM 945 North.
  • FM 224: Crews are installing mow strips on this project designed to improve and upgrade guardrail to design standards from SH 156 North to SH 156 South

.Shelby County

  • US 96: Work is scheduled to backfill pavement and tie-in driveways from US 84 to SH 87. Lane closures expected.
  • SH 87: Crews are monitoring vegetative establishment on this project designed to upgrade guardrail to design standards and safety treat fixed objects from SH 7 to SH 147.

Trinity County

  • FM 2781: Work is scheduled to repair base at Pennington. Lane closures expected.
  • FM 2262: Striping is being placed on this project designed to reconstruct and widen pavement from FM 2501 to SH 94.

Motorists are urged to reduce speed in a work zones when workers are present and move to other lanes when possible. Stay alert for workers and moving equipment near lanes of traffic. All work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather. For current road closures and updates, visit DriveTexasorg.

 

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