August 8, 2018 Lufkin – Schools are preparing to begin the new school year throughout the nine-county Lufkin District and TxDOT wants to remind the public of the law regarding driving through a school zone and near school buses.
Motorists should stay alert to flashing lights in school zones and be prepared to slow down to the posted speed limit when lights are activated. Be prepared to stop during peak travel hours as traffic is directed before and after school hours.
August 3, 2018 – The nine county Lufkin District has many work zones set up through construction and maintenance projects. Motorists are asked to respect TxDOT work zones, reduce speed to the posted suggested speed limit and stay alert for moving equipment and workers. It is illegal to remove or drive around a TxDOT traffic control device, including barrels or cones. Obey all traffic control including lead cars and flaggers throughout a work zone.
July 23, 2018 Lufkin – Work is scheduled in Angelina and San Jacinto counties on Wednesday and Thursday that will cause traffic to be rerouted.
The US 59/SL 287 Southbound Direct Connector at South First Street in Lufkin will be closed Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm for follow-up inspections to the bridge. Traffic will be detoured to the South First Street exit ramp for motorists needing to access US 59 South/South First Street.
July 20, 2018 Lufkin – TxDOT crews are busy throughout the nine county Lufkin District with construction and maintenance projects. Motorists will encounter work zones throughout the district and should prepare for delays and reduce speed to the advised work zone speed limit. Drivers should stay alert and respect all traffic control devices, watch for flaggers and stopped or slow moving traffic as they drive through a TxDOT work zone. For more information about statewide closures and work zones, visit drivetexas.org.
June 29, 2018 – Texas Department of Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $941.7 million in construction projects throughout the state, with $16.1 million designated for four new projects in the Lufkin District.
June 8, 2018 Lufkin – Motorists can expect delays and detours as many Lufkin District projects continue with road closures or single lane travel. Motorists should reduce speed through a work zone and move to another lane of travel if one is available. Stay alert for moving equipment and workers and respect all traffic control devices in place. For more information about projects and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org.
Work for the coming week in the nine-county Lufkin District includes: