June 7, 2015 - LUFKIN – TxDOT projects each summer include seal coating pavement surfaces and motorists are beginning to see work crews perform this annual task that is an important part of TxDOT’s preventative maintenance program.
A seal coat is an application of a layer of asphalt binder covered with a layer of aggregate applied to an existing surface. The yearly application cost $180 million statewide and helps maintain the 186,600 lane miles of roadway.
May 26, 2015 - Overnight storms Monday produced more rainfall that resulted in flooded roadways across Lufkin’s nine-county district. Crews worked through the night in some counties to clear debris and monitor damaged or flooded roadways.
May 22, 2015 (Lufkin) – Shannon Ramos, P.E., has recently been named as Nacogdoches Area Engineer for the Lufkin District. In her new role, Shannon will head the Nacogdoches Area Office which oversees all construction and maintenance activities in Nacogdoches, Sabine, Shelby, and San Augustine counties.
Shannon began her career with TxDOT in January 2003 for the Lufkin District’s Consultant Management Section after her December 2002 graduation from Texas A&M University.
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.
April 29, 2015 - Showing how even the smallest trash can add up to a very big mess, the Texas Department of Transportation Wednesday hosted an event on the Capitol lawn to launch several new public service announcements as part of its iconic “Don’t mess with Texas” anti-litter campaign. The first round of PSAs will feature TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret), with subsequent announcements showcasing the sounds of country music legend Willie Nelson.
April 27, 2015 - Spring is in full bloom in East Texas and that means that Lufkin District TxDOT crews are busier than ever making the most of good weather.
There are many construction and maintenance projects currently underway in the nine-county district and construction and maintenance work will be well underway heading into May and the coming summer months. Construction and maintenance work schedules for the week of April 26 weather permitting, include:
April 24, 2015 - LUFKIN – TxDOT officials have announced a ramp closure in Nacogdoches County and a traffic detour is planned April 27-29.
The US 59 South entrance ramp from US 259 South will be closed beginning Monday during the daytime hours. Officials plan to reroute traffic to FM 343 through Wednesday or until work is complete, weather permitting.