May 27, 2021 - Texas Transportation Commissioners on Wednesday approved more than $271.5 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $12.1 million earmarked for projects in the Lufkin District.
Angelina County was approved for bridge replacements on FM 2497 totaling $5.2 million. The work will be in two locations, at Cedar Creek and Cedar Creek Relief at the estimated costs of $2.6 for each location. There has been no timeline for completion set.
Nacogdoches County was approved for a $5.4 million bridge replacement project on SH 21 at Atascoso Creek. No timeline for completion has been set.
Sabine County was approved for a bridge maintenance project located on FM 83, FM 2024 and US 96 estimated at a cost of $1 million. Work on FM 83 will be located at Housen Bayou Relief at an estimated cost of $259,687. FM 2024 will be located at Housen Bayou at an estimated cost of $253,197. Work on US 96 will be located at Devil’s Ford Creek at an estimated cost of $482,263. No timeline for completion has been set.
A $311,290.55 project was also approved for intersection improvements at a location in Angelina County and four locations in Shelby County. These improvements will include upgrading signal detection equipment on US 69 at FM 326 south in Angelina County. Improvements in Shelby County include installing a traffic signal on US 96 (Hurst Street, entrance beside McDonalds) at Foster Road, install flashing beacons and illumination on SH 7 at FM 139, installing flashing beacons and illumination on US 84 at SH 7 and upgrading signal detection equipment on US 84 at SH 7.
As these projects begin, motorists are urged to obey all signage and stay alert for closures, moving equipment and workers. Obey all work zone speed limits. Fines double when workers are present.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395.