December 15, 2020 - Heads up! Crews in Shelby and Nacogdoches counties are pre-treating roadways today in the event of winter weather later tonight or early Wednesday morning. Motorists should reduce speed as crews apply the brine mixture to problem areas and elevated surfaces.
December 1, 2020 - Crews will apply a brine mixture to elevated surfaces today in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties ahead of possible freezing temps and expected rain tonight.
Motorists should reduce speed and allow crews to work through these areas. Motorists should stay alert for possible icy patches on rural roads and reduce speed or avoid driving in severe winter weather conditions.
Visit drivetexas.org for a live look at statewide road conditions.
US 59 Update at 11:25am: US 59 North of Garrison has reopened to two-way traffic only as crews continue to clear a heavy truck crash. Motorists are being directed through one northbound and one southbound lane. Motorists should reduce speed and obey all traffic control.
September 28, 2020 – Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $450.3 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $3.8 million approved for new construction in the Lufkin District.
More than $1.4 million was earmarked for various roadway improvements through the nine-county Lufkin District that will consist of profile pavement markings.
TxDOT now providing free virtual car seat inspections that are COVID-19 safe
September 21, 2020 – Texans may think they know how to correctly install and use their children’s car seats, but nearly 60 percent of the time they’re used incorrectly. That’s why TxDOT is helping drivers keep their children safe on the road.
National Child Passenger Safety Week September 20-26
September 3, 2020 - The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday named Kelly O. Morris, P.E., to serve as the Lufkin District Engineer.
Kelly began her career at TxDOT as a summer employee in 1993 and later began working full time as an Engineering In Training in the Livingston Area Office. Kelly graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Civil Engineering degree and obtained her Professional Engineer’s License in 2000.
August 12, 2020 - TxDOT crews will be seal coating Thursday, August 13, and Monday, August 17, in Shelby County on US 59 from SH 87 to the Rusk County line. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and obey all traffic control.