TxDOT Preparing to Enter Summer Work Season

May 8, 2015 - Project Updates for May 11-15

As spring gives way to summer, TxDOT maintenance and construction crews are gearing up for some of the busiest workdays of the year.

New projects are being planned and sealcoating applications will begin that will resurface roadways throughout the district. Motorists should be prepared for delays in construction and maintenance areas and remain alert to slow-moving, stopped traffic or lane closures as they travel the nine-county Lufkin District.

Here are the updates for construction and maintenance for the week of May 11-15:


    FM 138: Workers will be busy with base repairs.
    US 84: Crews will complete the final striping from the Rusk County line to US 59 in Timpson.
    US 84: At the Sabine River, crews will begin hanging deck panels on the new eastbound bridge with beams soon thereafter. In Logansport, work will continue on storm sewer and other drainage structures and subgrade stabilization.
    FM 139: Safety treating fixed objects at Tenaha Bayou and driveway work throughout the project.
    Crews will set project barricades and signs in various locations to begin sealcoating.
    Loop 500: Surface mix applications, backfilling pavement edges and striping.
    FM 699 and FM 2468: Preparation in order to place new stop signs.
    Herbicide treatments in various locations.


    Loop 287/US 59: The westbound ramp from Business 59 southbound has been opened which included the closing of Spence Street at US 59 south. Drivers can expect to see the frontage road west of Business 59 to be opened next week, weather permitting. Workers will also continue concrete paving to connect the southbound direct connector to the Moffett overpass area.
    US 59/FM 2021: The construction project in Redland will have workers installing storm sewers along the southbound ramp and removing old concrete pavement to prepare for new paving.
    Loop 287/North Timberland Drive: Construction at the A&NR railroad underpass has begun and contractors are preparing right-of-ways. On Monday, motorists can expect a shift in traffic flow and intermittent lane closures that will last through the week. The closure will have southbound traffic narrowed to a single lane while northbound traffic moves left in a single lane. The change will allow for a safe work zone in both directions. Northbound traffic will transition back where the median begins.
    US 69 South: Workers will continue to resurface the roadway from south of Huntington to the Jasper County line. Beginning in Zavalla, crews will work northward to Huntington and then back southward to Zavalla. Motorists should expect delays and lane closures in both directions. A pilot car will lead motorists through the construction area.
    FM 2680: TxDOT crews will do level-up on the roadway.
    Maintenance crews will be treating with herbicide and patching potholes in various locations.


    US 59/Loop 224: Contractor crews will complete the remaining seal coat and place final stripes and pavement markers. Workers will also be upgrading guardrails.
    Loop 224: Between Mockingbird and the US 59/Loop 224 intersection, contractors are working to widen the westbound entrance ramp. Low profile concrete traffic barriers are being placed at the intersection of South Street and the westbound entrance ramp. Motorists can expect workers to be laying hot mix in the new widening along Loop 224 in the center median as well as placing topsoil and seeding. Traffic barricades on the Loop 224/ US 59 bridge west to Old Lufkin Road will be relocated to the eastbound exit ramp for US 59 South. A fast track pavement will be formed along the westbound entrance ramp for US 59 northbound near the corner of the ramp and South Street.
    Yseleta Creek: Work is near completion and contractor crews are working to establish strong vegetation.
    Loop 224: Motorists can expect workers to be installing pipes and cross-drainage structures along the highway from SH 7 to US 59 South.
    FM 3314: Contractors will work on cross-drainage structures and work to widen the surface width.
    Maintenance crews will work throughout the week to level up FM 1638 between US 59 and FM 698. Other work will include a small base repair along FM 1275.


    US 287: Motorists traveling from Crockett to the Trinity County line will find workers adding safety treatments at driveways and streets. Most of the work is being done in the right-of-way, but drivers should expect intermittent lane closures in the area.
    SH 7: Workers will be installing culverts to improve drainage between FM 232 and Kennard. They will also be trimming trees and stockpiling gravel for future use. Drivers should expect lane closures in both directions with a pilot car guiding one lane of traffic through the work area. Crews will also be working along the roadway to Kennard to widen cross-drainage structures so material can be hauled in to begin adding shoulders and passing lanes.
    SH 19 South: Workers will be doing base repairs.
    FM 228 and FM 2663: Maintenance workers will be repairing and cleaning ditches.
    FM 2915: Crews will be working to rehabilitate the roadway.


    FM 1751: Crews will be leveling along the roadway throughout the week. Motorists should expect delays in the area. Pipes and cross-drainage structures will also be placed.
    FM 1: Installation of a flashing beacon at the railroad underpass.
    FM 1592, FM 2261 and FM 3184: Work on driveways and bridge railings will continue.


    SH 103: Maintenance crews will be working at various locations to add base and level up on roadways and continue storm cleanup from recent weeks.
    SH 21: Construction continues on intersection improvements at the intersection of US 96.
    Crews will set project barricades and signs to being sealcoating in various locations.


    SH 94: Crews will be working between Trinity and Groveton and from Groveton to the Angelina County line applying safety treatments to driveways and connecting streets. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during work hours.
    Set project barricades and signs to begin sealcoating in various locations.


    US 287: Safety treating objects and concrete construction on cross-drainage structures.
    US 59: Patching base failures at various locations, rehabilitating road shoulders and striping, weather permitting. Motorists should expect alternate lane closures.
    SH 146: Micro-surfacing and striping in various areas.
    Crews will set barricades in various locations to begin seal-coating.


    US 59/FM 2914: Crews will move concrete barriers, begin pouring concrete for bridge caps and continue to haul embankment materials. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures in the northbound lanes of US 59 through the week.
    US 287/FM 946: Construction crews will pour concrete headwalls and wing walls on cross structures.
    Set project barricades and signs in various locations to begin sealcoating.