May 27, 2022 – Transportation Commissioners met Thursday in Austin and approved more than $1.1 billion in new construction projects statewide, with more than $179.1 million approved for the nine-county Lufkin District.
May 21, 2022 – Motorists will experience a two-lane traffic pattern for up to eight months on a construction project on US 59, north of Corrigan, in Polk County.
Beginning Monday, May 23, traffic on US 59 from just north of Piney Creek to just north of Old Highway 35, southbound traffic will be detoured into the northbound inside lane during daytime operations. This traffic pattern will continue up to four months during daytime work hours.
May 9, 2022 – Ongoing work on a Nacogdoches construction project will require a road closure beginning next week and a detour the following week that will cause traffic delays.
CR 609/Old Lufkin Road at SL 224 in Nacogdoches will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 10, and will continue through Friday, May 13, to allow crews to place a concrete drainage box near the southbound US 59 exit ramp.
April 29, 2022 - US 84 west in Shelby County, west of Timpson at the Attoyac River Bridge, is confined to one lane of stop and go traffic as crews make emergency bridge repairs. Traffic control is in place on each side of the bridge in Rusk and Shelby counties. Estimated time of clearance is 8 pm today. Motorists are urged to reduce speed, expect delays or take alternate routes.
April 20, 2022 - Texas Transportation Commissioners met Wednesday in Austin and approved more than 253.1 million for construction projects statewide, with more than $28.3 million approved for the Lufkin District.
Houston County was approved for a $27.8 million bridge replacement project on SH 21 at the Trinity River. A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., Buffalo TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.
March 29, 2022 - The Annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-off is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, signaling the largest one-day litter clean-up in Texas. Volunteers will be in various locations throughout the nine-county Lufkin District picking up trash along the roadway.
The yearly event utilizes Adopt-A-Highway volunteer groups throughout the county to participate.
February 24, 2022 – A school zone is being extended in Shelby County after approval by the Texas Transportation Commission in December.
Work will begin to extend a 35 mile per hour school zone speed limit southward on SH 87 in Shelbyville. The speed limit will remain 35 mph for .7 miles then go to 60 mph for .2 miles before returning to 70 mph.