August 13, 2019 Lufkin – Area schools will be opening their doors for the new school year this month and that means school zone signal lights will be activated and school buses will be rolling.
Motorists are urged to obey all school zones and traffic control while lights are activated.
“This is an important time of year for many area children, teachers and parents,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “Many drivers will be in a hurry especially that first day of school and we urge motorists to stay alert and slow down to the posted school zone speed.”
June 6, 2019 - The Lufkin District will begin fog seal operations on Monday, June 10, in various areas that will require intermittent lane closures.
A fog seal is an application of a specially formulated asphalt emulsion (thin liquid oil) to an existing asphalt pavement surface. It is applied as a spray to the surface and aids in extending the life of the existing roadway. D.I.J. Construction, Giddings TX, will serve as contractor for the project that should be completed in about two weeks, weather permitting.
June 4, 2019 Lufkin - Texas transportation commissioners last week approved more than $592.8 million in highway construction projects, with more than $3 million approved for the Lufkin District.
Improvements to crossovers on various divided highways in the Lufkin District were approved for a $1.4 million safety highway improvement project that will include upgrading signing and striping. Striping Technology LP, Tyler, TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.
June 4, 2019 Lufkin – Lufkin District supervisors and district leaders met Monday to discuss the 2019 hurricane season forecast and preparations, addressing district actions and responses should a hurricane move inland from the Texas Gulf Coast.
April18, 2019 - Crews will begin work next week in the nine-county Lufkin District after a recent pre-construction meeting signaled the beginning of annual sealcoating work that will be ongoing through June.
April 17, 2019 Lufkin - Crews will begin work next week in the nine-county Lufkin District after a recent pre-construction meeting signaled the beginning of annual sealcoating work that will be ongoing through June.
Motorists urged to stay alert for groups of volunteers alongside roadways
April 1, 2019 Lufkin – The annual statewide Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off campaign is scheduled in the Lufkin District for Saturday, April 6, and motorists will see groups of volunteers on the roadsides joining forces to rid Texas roads of litter.
TxDOT reminds Spring Breakers about deadly, long-term consequences of drinking and driving
March 7, 2019 Austin – Spring Break is a dangerous time on Texas roads, with hundreds of impaired driving crashes involving young drivers occurring each year. As college students and young adults head to Spring Break destinations in the coming weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds them to make a plan for a sober ride before the party starts.
February 22, 2019 Lufkin – With spring right around the corner, Lufkin District construction projects and work schedules are continuing as weather allows.
Motorists are urged to stay alert as they travel through the many work zones in the nine-county Lufkin District. Always reduce speed and watch and obey any traffic control in the area. Prepare for delays and be patient if there are lane closures through work zones.
Work scheduled for the week of Feb. 25 – March 1 includes: