TxDOT Press Release

Nacogdoches Direct Connector Construction Update

June 24, 2020 – A progress/partnering meeting was held in Nacogdoches on Tuesday regarding the Nacogdoches Direct Connector construction project. Those attending included TxDOT engineers, Longview Bridge and Road officials, utility companies, sub-contractor representatives and other stakeholders.

The $86.1 million construction project is progressing well as weather permits and engineers listed several things that have been done in recent days and discussed plans for coming weeks. Recently completed work includes:

2020 Hurricane Season Begins; TxDOT urges preparedness

June 2, 2020 – The 2020 Hurricane Season began Monday, June 1 and will end November 30. Motorists and residents should prepare now for possible weather emergencies that could occur during this time.

The nine-county Lufkin District stands ready in the event of a hurricane or evacuation to keep all roads clear and open. Residents should also plan and familiarize themselves with best practices in a possible hurricane event. Those best practices include:

Railroad Crossing Closure Planned in Shelby County

May 19, 2020 - A railroad crossing in Shelby County will be closed Wednesday, May 20th, as crews work to repair and upgrade the road base.

The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on FM 2787 will be closed through the day as concrete and limestone are placed in both lanes on the south side of the tracks. Traffic control will be set near the crossing. Motorists should plan to detour around the work zone on FM 139 or choose alternate routes.

TxDOT Advises of Rolling Stops in Nacogdoches Start May 7th

May 7, 2020 - Beginning Thursday, May 7, Oncor Electric Delivery and Higher Power Electrical LLC will begin removing existing overhead electric lines that cross US 59 South and the southwest area of SL 224. There will be nine locations of work throughout the day that will result in traffic stops and delays of about 15 minutes at each stop. Work is expected to be completed in one extended work day. This work was originally scheduled last week, but was rescheduled because of demands on Oncor due to weather conditions.

Lufkin District Construction, Maintenance Project Updates

March 18, 2020 Lufkin – Work will continue with many construction and maintenance projects throughout the nine-county Lufkin District in coming days. Motorists should prepare for delays, reduce speed and respect all work zone traffic control in place as they travel through a work zone. Stay alert for workers and moving equipment.

For more information on closures and conditions statewide, visit drivetexas.org. All work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather.



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