Submitted by Rhonda Oaks

TxDOT Commissioners Approve Funding For New Projects And Maintenance

Approvals include funds for airport improvements
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:

    Downtown Center Square Signal Lights

    June 18, 2019 - The signal lights will remain in flashing mode for 30 days beginning June 17, as TxDOT conducts a traffic study of whether or not the signals are still needed. At the request of the city, TxDOT are conducting a traffic study to determine whether the lights on the Center downtown square are still needed. This is part of the city’s beautification project on the square. At the end of 30 days, TxDOT traffic engineers will determine whether the signals are still warranted or if stop signs will work more efficiently for downtown traffic needs.

    Off-System Bridges Approved for Replacement Includes Shelby County

    May 11, 2017 - LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission in April approved more than $285 million in new construction projects for the state, with two located in the Lufkin District that totaled $1 million.

    Shelby County was also approved for off-system bridge replacements on CR 4855 at Byfield Creek and on CR 4760 at the tributary of the Attoyac Bayou. Stateline Construction will serve as contractor for the $432,714 project.

    Livingston State Park Camping Loops Reopen; Work Continues in Shelby County

    March 10, 2017 - Work schedules for the week of March 13-17

    LUFKIN – As spring approaches, the Lufkin District is in full swing with new and ongoing construction and maintenance projects.

    “Our construction project at Livingston State Park in Polk County is coming to a close and the camping areas have been reopened just in time for Spring Break,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “I know the public is glad to hear that the area is open again for recreation and camping.”

    San Augustine County Airport Gets TxDOT Funding

    March 7, 2017 - Money to be used for improvements     

    LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission approved in February $460,000 in Federal and state grant funds for the San Augustine County Airport. The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, including constructing pavement and lighting improvements.

    The project costs are funded through San Augustine County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system. A project bid is expected to be approved before summer.

    $5.7 Million Project for Shelby County Approved in Lufkin District

    April 1, 2016 LUFKIN – Texas Department of Transportation commissioners on Thursday approved 51 new construction projects for the state that total more than $161.7 million, with two projects located in the Lufkin District.

    New construction projects that total more than $6.4 million were approved for Angelina and Shelby counties. The projects are designed to TxDOT safety standards and once completed will provide better maneuverability.


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