March 12, 2018 Lufkin – Two pre-construction meetings were held recently, signaling new construction projects beginning in San Augustine and Nacogdoches counties.
Work has begun on FM 711 in San Augustine County that will include the reconstruction and widening of pavement to 24-foot from the Shelby County line to US 96. Crews are preparing right of ways and extending culverts.
February 28, 2018 - Update - 6:46pm: Loop 500 in Shelby County is now open to traffic following an earlier HazMat spill. All lanes have been cleared and are open. Drive safely.
February 28, 2018 - ALERT: SL 500 from US 96 to SH 7 East in Shelby County is closed after a hazardous spill. Also, cleanup is ongoing on US 96 and SH 7 East at the intersections near the loop. Cleanup could take most of the day. Avoid the area and prepare for delays as crews clear these areas.
February 14, 2018 Lufkin – The Texas Department of Transportation, the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Stephen F. Austin State University and the Angelina College Procurement Assistance Center are sponsoring an event to encourage and highlight upcoming subcontracting opportunities for highway and building construction in East Texas.
The event, Projects Adding Value by Expanding Diversity (PAVED), will be held at Angelina College on February 22 from 3:30 to 6 pm in the Community Services Building, CS 104.
February 2, 2018 - Crews are in full work mode on US 69 South on a construction project to widen the roadway. Work is scheduled next week to cement treat the subgrade from the Huntington city limits to FM 844. The project will widen the roadway from two lanes to a four-lane highway with a continuous two-way left turn lane.
February 1, 2018 - The Texas Transportation Commission on January 25 approved $288.2 million in new construction projects throughout the state with two located in the Lufkin District that total $6.3 million.
Nacogdoches County was approved for a construction project on FM 95 at Terrapin Creek that includes a bridge replacement and new bridge approaches. Longview Bridge and Road, Longview, will serve as contractor for the $1.1 million project. No timeline for completion has been set.
January 25, 2018 Lufkin – As primary elections draws near, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding political parties, candidates and their supporters that the law dictates where campaign signs can be placed along Texas roadways.
March 6 is the scheduled primary election and May 22 set for runoff elections. Candidates can place campaign signs up to 90 days prior to elections.
January 25, 2018 - LUFKIN – Work is scheduled to begin next week on US 59 South at SL 224 in Nacogdoches County that will require alternating lane closures throughout the week.
Crews are scheduled to begin removing existing concrete pavement on US 59 at the intersection just north of the SL 224 overpass. The concrete will be removed and replaced with full depth hot mix asphalt. The work will require lane closures during the course of the week that will alternate as work progresses. Work is expected to last about five days, weather permitting.
Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2018
January 22, 2018 Austin – Applications for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year.