TxDOT: Every Traffic Death Robs a Family, Community

Family of 14-year-old killed joins TxDOT to urge everyone to follow traffic safety laws

March 16, 2023 ­– At just 14 years old, Alexei Bauereis was struck and killed while walking his bike across a crosswalk in Austin, cutting short his young life and promising ballet career.

“He was on the verge of that stage where you find out how you stack up against professionals,” Alexei’s dad Eric Bauereis said.

Construction Begins for Four-way Stop on SH7

March 8, 2023 - Crews are beginning this week to install a new four-way stop on SH 7 at Loop 500 in Shelby County.

Work will include the installation of the new stop signs and advanced flashing beacons in Center after a traffic study was completed and it was determined that safety would be enhanced with the addition of a four-way stop. The location is currently a two-way stop. The project is expected to be completed in several weeks, weather permitting. Enforcement of the new stop signs will begin once work is completed.

"Teen Click It or Ticket" Urges Buckling Up to Save a Life

Nearly a quarter of vehicle crashes in 2021 in Texas involved a teen driver

February 13, 2023 –Too many parents are living their worst fear: losing a child. These parents have lost teenagers in vehicle crashes in which they weren’t wearing their seat belt.

Vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers, and TxDOT’s Teen Click It or Ticket campaign is urging teens to buckle up — every seat, every ride.

TxDOT Crews Pre-Treat in Preparation of Winter Storms

January 30, 2023 - Lufkin District crews will pre-treat bridges and problematic areas in Houston, Nacogdoches, and Shelby counties in preparation for any winter weather that could impact these areas this week.

Crews will also monitor and prepare for heavy rainfall expected later this week by inspecting drainage structures to ensure they are free of debris.

Motorists should be cautious of crews on the roadway and stay clear of moving equipment as roads are pre-treated. Reduce speed near work zones and obey all traffic control in place.

Drivers Must Be Aware of Pedestrians as Days Get Shorter

October 5, 2022 – Pedestrian traffic deaths increase in Texas during fall and winter months. It will be more challenging to see pedestrians as days get shorter during the fall and winter months. That’s why TxDOT’s “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” pedestrian safety campaign is kicking off National Pedestrian Safety Month today, reminding drivers and pedestrians to stay alert and watch out for each other.

New Projects Approved for Lufkin District; $9.4 Million Project for Shelby County

September 22, 2022 – Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $520.9 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $12.4 million earmarked for projects in the Lufkin District.

Commissioners also approved more than $75.9 million in maintenance projects, which included more than $1.7 million for the Lufkin District.

Major Construction Project to Begin in Polk County - Corrigan Relief Route

September 21, 2022 – A pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin District Regional Conference room Tuesday, signaling the start of a major construction project in Polk County.

Engineers, city representatives, consultants, utility, general contractors, environmental and safety professionals were in attendance to discuss the Corrigan Relief Route that will be constructed on the west side of Corrigan.


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