LUFKIN - The Texas Transportation Commission last week approved three new construction projects for the Lufkin District that total $6.9 million in Angelina, Polk and San Jacinto counties.
The newly approved projects in the Lufkin District were part of $446.3 million approved by the commission for construction projects throughout the state.
Projects approved in the Lufkin District include:
A $2.4 million construction project is earmarked for upgrading bridge rail and metal beam guard fence approaches in five locations. Three project locations are on US 59 North at the Angelina River at Procella Creek, and from SL 287 in Lufkin to the Nacogdoches County line. Two additional locations for work within the project are on BU 69 (Kurth Drive) continuing for 2.1 miles, and on US 69 from FM 2251 to US 59 continuing for 1.4 miles.
A $1.48 million for construction project on US 190 incudes safety treating fixed objects along the roadway for a distance of 12.4 miles from US 59 to just west of FM 1276. A second location of work within the project is located on FM 350 from US 59 to 2.5 miles north of FM 3152. Odum Services, located in Marshall, TX, is contractor for the project.
San Jacinto County
Two areas of construction are part of a $2.97 million construction project on US 59. The first will begin just south of FM 2914 extending to the Liberty County line and is scheduled to resurface existing pavement for a length of 3 miles. The second location will continue from the Polk County line to the Liberty County line and will upgrade metal beam guard fencing for a distance of 13 miles. Moore Brothers, located in Lufkin, TX, is contractor for the project.
Motorists are urged to use caution through project areas and be alert to reduced speed limits, equipment and workers and possible detours and/or lane changes. Traffic fines double when workers are present.