February 18, 2020 - Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. In Texas, 264 teen drivers and passengers (ages 15-20) were killed in traffic crashes in 2018, and 1,593 were seriously injured. Of those killed, 111 (42 percent) were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
February 11, 2020 Lufkin – A Child Passenger Safety Certification Course will be held in the Lufkin District February 18-21 that will help those wanting to be certified as a safety technician gain certification in how to properly install and inspect a child safety seat.
The certification class will be held in the Lufkin Texas Department of Transportation, 1805 North Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901. The cost of the class is $95.
November 15, 2019 - A temporary traffic signal has been placed for traffic control as work begins at the SH 103 East Bridge over Lake Sam Rayburn to repair erosion at abutments caused by flooding earlier this year.
Signals are placed at each end of the bridge in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties to allow one lane of traffic to cross the bridge as work is being done. The signals are expected to remain in place until spring, 2020, when the project is slated for completion.
November 7, 2019 marks grim anniversary of the last deathless day on Texas roadways
November 8, 2019 Austin – Julian Ekpanya will someday smile while reeling in his first fish. He will experience the joy of hitting his first Little League homerun, learn to ride a bike and eventually take a prideful walk across a graduation stage. But his father won’t be there for any of it.
November 6, 2019 Lufkin – Work is scheduled to begin November 11 at the SH 103 East Bridge over Lake Sam Rayburn to repair erosion at abutments caused by flooding earlier this year.
Stateline Construction, LLC, Quitman TX, will serve as contractor for the $2.1 million project that will include bridge maintenance and erosion repairs at the impacted bridge abutments in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.
October 16, 2019 - A pre-construction meeting was held last week in the Nacogdoches Area Office that signaled the beginning of a new construction project in Shelby County.
Work to reconstruct and widen the roadway will begin in coming days on FM 1645 from US 59 to SH 87. Motorists should remain alert to moving equipment and workers in and near the work zone. Traffic control will be in place during work hours.