March 30, 2020 - Applications are now available for the 2021 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest. This contest recognizes Texas high school seniors who are taking an active role in litter prevention in their school or community.
Work to clear local loops and other roadways beginning today
February 16, 2021 - TxDOT crews continue to work in 12-hour shifts to clear the roadways of snow and ice. After concentrating on major US highways, crews will move to local State Loops, State Highways and Farm Roads today. Applications of brine, rock and de-icer on major roadways are also planned today ahead of predicted ice and snow beginning Wednesday. Additional frozen precipitation will make driving more hazardous through the week.
November 18, 2020 - As deer season begins, motorists are urged to stay alert in pre-dawn hours and after dark. Deer are on the move through the nine-county Lufkin District and crashes involving vehicle versus deer have already been reported. TxDOT wants to remind drivers of the dangers of deer hits and the necessity to stay alert.
November 7, 2000 was the last deathless day on Texas roadways
November 6, 2020 - The sound of baseball and the smell of barbecue fills a North Austin neighborhood. It’s the start of a new summer and 14-year-old Alexei Bauereis is walking his best friend home through a crosswalk.
Filled with the excitement only a new summer can bring, Alexei likely didn’t see the car speeding toward the crosswalk. The 19-year-old driver didn’t see Alexei either, because he was changing the music on his phone.
October 29, 2020 - A virtual pre-construction meeting was held by the Nacogdoches Area Office Wednesday, signaling the beginning of a new construction project in San Augustine County.
The project is designed to include the construction of passing lanes on US 96 from FM 3451 in San Augustine to SH 21 for 2.72 miles. Barricades and signage are scheduled to be set with work beginning on Nov. 9, weather permitting.
July 30, 2020 - The Texas Transportation Commission met virtually in Austin by audio Thursday and approved more than $947.2 million in new construction projects statewide and more than $37.8 million in maintenance contracts statewide. Commissioners also recognized Lufkin District Engineer Cheryl P. Flood upon her retirement after 38 years of service.
June 25, 2020 - Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday met in Austin and approved more than $601.5 million in new construction and highway improvement projects statewide, including more than $5.7 million for the Lufkin District.
Four new construction projects were approved in Houston, Nacogdoches, Sabine and San Jacinto counties and include:
TxDOT warns drivers about consequences of drinking and driving
May 22, 2020 - As COVID-19 orders are relaxed in many parts of the state and more Texans return to the roads, TxDOT’s “Plan While You Can” campaign is reminding drivers to make a sober ride part of their Memorial Day weekend plans.