TxDOT now providing free virtual car seat inspections that are COVID-19 safe
September 18, 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.
August 10, 2020 – School zone flashers are being activated this week throughout the Lufkin District for the new school year. Drivers are urged to be cautious and alert as they drive through school zones.
While the return to school might be different for many students and teachers this year, TxDOT wants to remind motorists that state law requires drivers to reduce speed to the posted school zone speed limit while flashers are activated. Be prepared to stop during peak travel hours as traffic is directed before and after school hours.
Meeting designed to gather input on future projects
July 27, 2020 – A virtual public hearing is scheduled Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 10 am to discuss the development of the 2021 Unified Transportation Program. A virtual public meeting was also held on July 7. The 2021 UTP could be considered for adoption at the August TxDOT Commission meeting in Austin.
Last year 412 motorcyclists died and 1,812 were seriously injured on Texas roads
July 13, 2020 – On average, one motorcyclist dies every day on Texas roads, and transportation officials are urging Texans to exercise caution and limit distractions while on the road, as traffic increases during the summer months.
July 9, 2020 - ALERT: Crews will apply a fog seal tomorrow through Saturday on SH 7 in Shelby County from Mount Herman to US 96. All lanes will be treated and motorists should expect alternating lane closures from 7 am to 7 pm each day.
TxDOT’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign features personal stories urging drivers to plan for a sober ride
July 2, 2020 – Sean Carter’s ability to speak was taken from him more than 15 years ago, when he was a college junior and went out drinking with friends. He knew he was in no condition to drive home – but neither was the buddy who gave him a ride. Without a plan for a sober ride, the drunk driver crashed the truck, leaving Sean with a traumatic brain injury and unable to walk or talk.