Traffic Switch Planned in Polk County


LUFKIN – Crews will switch traffic on US 190 beginning Monday, March 25, weather permitting, to allow motorists to use the newly constructed bridge sections at Choates Creek and Menard Creek in Polk County.

The bridge sections are part of a $29 million construction project on US 190 that is designed to widen the roadway, and bridges and add safety improvements from the Livingston city limits to 4 miles west of FM 1276. Vulcan Construction, San Antonio TX, is serving as a contractor.

Traffic will remain in this new pattern until the completion of this project when it will be switched to the final configuration, which is expected in the coming months. Motorists are urged to stay alert for the traffic switch, reduce speed through the work zone, and obey all traffic control.

For more information, contact 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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