Submitted by Rhonda Oaks

Flooded Roads Keep Lufkin TxDOT Crews Busy

June 18, 2015 - LUFKIN – The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill made its way through the Lufkin District Thursday with several of the district’s nine counties reporting trees down and flooded roadways that had motorists looking for alternate routes of travel.

Maintenance crews were busy Wednesday night and into Thursday monitoring rising water and removing debris and fallen trees. Some roads were closed and barriers set to turn motorists around while others roads were reduced to a single lane of travel.

TxDOT Project Updates for Week of June 8-12

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.

TxDOT Names Nacogdoches Area Engineer, Oversees Shelby

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.

TxDOT Preparing to Enter Summer Work Season

May 8, 2015 - Project Updates for May 11-15

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.

TxDOT Launches New "Don't Mess With Texas" Campaign

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.

Project Update for Lufkin District Week of April 26th

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:


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