Commisssioners Approve New Projects for Lufkin District

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LUFKIN – Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $865.7 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $26.6 million approved for the Lufkin District. Commissioners also approved a redesignation of US 59 in Burke and Diboll.

Commissioners approved designating US 59 along a new location on the state highway system near the cities of Burke and Diboll, from the intersection of US 59 and FM 2108 southward to existing US 59, approximately 1.1 miles south of White Oak Creek, a total distance of 7.5 miles.

In addition, a redesignation of the old alignment of US 59 through the cities of Burke and Diboll was approved and will be changed to Business 59 (BU-59) on the state highway system from the intersection of US 59 and FM 2108 southward to approximately 1.1 miles south of White Oaks Creek, a distance of 6.7 miles.

More than $12 million was approved for a construction project on FM 1277 in San Augustine County, from CR 3140 to SH 103. Work will include safety treatments and hazard elimination. Pinto Construction Co., Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

A $9.8 million construction project was approved for FM 58 in Angelina County, from 1.2 miles south of FM 2108 to FM 1818. Work will include adding additional shoulder width added to the roadway. A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., Buffalo TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

A $4.8 million construction project was approved for FM 1878 in Nacogdoches County, from FM 2112 to CR 290 that will include safety treatments and hazard elimination. Drewery Construction Co., Inc., Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline for completion has been set.

As these projects begin, pre-construction meetings will be held, and work zone signage will be set. Motorists should obey all work zone speed limits and stay alert for workers and moving equipment.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395.

Rhonda Oaks
Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.

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