Submitted by Rhonda Oaks

Motorists to See More Changes in Loop 287 Construction: San Augustine, Shelby County Projects

August 24, 2015 - Motorists in the Lufkin area continue to see the $52.1 million Loop 287/US 59 construction project move toward completion and more changes will take place in coming days.

Webber Construction, contractors for the project, will continue to place concrete on the Loop 287 eastbound frontage roads and adjoining ramps. Traffic will be switched to a detour ramp from Business 59 to Loop 287 eastbound just south of the existing bridge.

Annual Labor Day Drunk Driving Awareness Campaign

August 20, 2015 - As the Labor Day Holiday approaches, the nine-county Lufkin District of TxDOT is partnering with area law enforcement agencies to host the “Drink, Drive, Go to Jail” campaign, with the dynamic message of “Choose Your Ride.”

This year’s event will be held at the Polk County Rest Area at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2015 and will be supported by Polk and Angelina County law enforcement and other city and county officials.

TxDOT Fights to Curb End of Summer Drunk Driving Deaths

August 5, 2015 - As summer celebrations enter their final weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking its “DWI Not So Fun House” to community events across the state as part of its “Drink, Drive, Go to Jail” campaign. The vintage-style interactive carnival trailer allows the public to experience the dangerous and potentially deadly effects of impaired driving.

TxDOT Traffic Alert, Lufkin's Loop 287

July 22, 2015 - Lufkin’s Loop 287 from FM 58 to SH 103 east will be reduced to one lane of traffic for the remainder of this week.

Traffic is moving slowly in the area because of the annual seal coating being applied to the existing roadway. Motorists are asked to reduce speed and be alert to workers directing traffic and machinery that is in use as they travel through the construction area.

Pre-Construction Meetings and Other Projects For Lufkin District

July 14, 2015 - Many people do not realize what happens once a construction project has been approved by the Texas Transportation Committee in Austin. Many things must happen prior to construction beginning. One of those events is a pre-construction meeting between TxDOT officials and the contracting company that was awarded the bid.

A pre-construction meeting was held in Nacogdoches County last week that will mark the beginning of a project that will replace a total of four bridges located on CR 4323 and CR 1006 in Shelby County.


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