September 13, 2021 - TxDOT crews are preparing today for Tropical Storm Nicholas that is expected to impact the Lufkin District for most of the week.
Crews will be following all safety protocols and are prepared to respond to any needs in the nine-county district. Crews are preparing equipment, cleaning ditches, checking road signs and signals and checking problematic areas that are prone to flooding.
September 2, 2021 – Texas Transportation Commissioners met Tuesday in Austin and approved more than $1.3 billion in construction projects statewide, with more than $38.3 million approved for the Lufkin District. In addition, maintenance contracts were approved for more than $29 million statewide, with more than $1.4 million approved for the Lufkin District.
August 3, 2021 – A construction site will require a temporary signal placement on US 96 in Sabine County that will be activated on Tuesday, August 3.
A traffic signal will be placed on US 96 at Devil’s Ford Creek to allow crews to perform various bridge repairs. Included in the work will be the construction of bridge approach slabs and the addition of an epoxy overlay. Traffic will be shifted as this work is completed. The traffic signal is expected to be in place for about two months, weather permitting.
August 2, 2021 – School zone flashers are being activated throughout the Lufkin District for the 2021 school year. Drivers are urged to be cautious and alert as they drive through school zones and for buses picking up and delivering students.
July 7, 2021 – Recently released statistics show the number of fatalities from people choosing not to wear a seat belt have risen in the Lufkin District, as well as statewide.
In the Lufkin District, there was a 38-percent increase in fatalities due to unbuckled motorists from 2019 to 2020. In 2019, there were 29 fatal crashes and 51 serious injuries associated with not wearing a seat belt. In 2020, there were 40 fatal crashes and 55 serious injuries associated with not wearing a seat belt. So far in 2021, statistics are trending upward.
July 1, 2021 - Texas Transportation Commissioners met Wednesday and approved more than $728.4 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $10.9 million in construction projects approved for the Lufkin District. More than $56.5 million was also awarded for statewide maintenance contracts with more than $1.6 million approved for the Lufkin District. Commissioners also approved $30 million in funding statewide for aviation that included the award of more than $1.2 million for the Angelina County Airport.
June 30, 2021 - A pre-construction meeting was held Monday in the Nacogdoches Area Office, signaling the beginning of a new construction project that will include bridge work in several counties.
A bridge maintenance project is scheduled to begin July 6 in San Jacinto County and upon completion, work will move to several other bridge locations in Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties. Work will include various bridge maintenance and repairs at these locations:
June 28, 2021 - A reduction in the speed limit has been approved on two sections of roadway in Nacogdoches County and San Augustine and Shelby counties.
In Nacogdoches County, the speed limit on US 59 South will be reduced from 75 miles per hour to 60 mph for 1.58 miles just south of the city of Nacogdoches. This change extends the 60-mph limit for an additional 1.58 miles southward toward Lufkin.
May 27, 2021 - Texas Transportation Commissioners on Wednesday approved more than $271.5 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $12.1 million earmarked for projects in the Lufkin District.
Angelina County was approved for bridge replacements on FM 2497 totaling $5.2 million. The work will be in two locations, at Cedar Creek and Cedar Creek Relief at the estimated costs of $2.6 for each location. There has been no timeline for completion set.