REDLAND OVERPASS PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION
Other projects ongoing in Lufkin District
August 1, 2015
LUFKIN – Motorists are now able to maneuver in all lane directions of travel in Redland at the US 59/FM 2021 connector bridge, but construction crews still have a few more months of work as the project comes to an end.
With the recent opening of the west end of FM 2021, motorists are able to traverse FM 2021 from east to west over US 59. Currently, the north end of the southbound ramp is complete. Crews with Webber LLC, contractor for the $18.7 million project, are working on the asphalt portion of the ramp. Storm sewer installation will continue along the southern end of the southbound ramp along with general clean-up of the project area expected to end by October.
The $52.2 million US 59/Loop 287 Interchange project in Lufkin continues with placement of concrete pavement along portions of the new eastbound and westbound main lanes. The entrance/exit ramp to and from Business 59/North Timberland Drive will be the main work areas this week. The project is expected to end in December or January, weather permitting.
Work crews at the UPRR Railroad Bridge that crosses Loop 287 are continuing to work off the roadway setting retaining wall anchors. Wall panels will follow once anchors are set. Additionally, work on the A&NR Railroad Bridge replacement continues to also be out of the lanes of traffic. Construction crews are drilling shafts for retaining walls and working on storm sewers.
“These major construction projects continue and will complete, weather permitting, on or near schedule,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “As the community and those who travel through the area experience the continued progress each week, we are excited to see the work nearing completion in Redland and on track for other local projects. Motorists are already enjoying the Redland overpass, the new North Lufkin fly-over and the increased ease of access the new roadways provide in both locations.
“As summer road rehabilitation and seal coating projects continue throughout the district, motorists are advised to slow down as they approach work zones,” Oaks said. “Motorists may experience single-lane travel or delays, so a little extra patience and attentiveness could be required.”
Other construction and maintenance work scheduled in the nine-county Lufkin District for the week of August 3-7includes:
US 59: Joint repair, mill and inlay.
Various locations: Pothole patching, ditch maintenance and sweeping operations.
SH 94: Safety treating fixed objects alongside the roadway.
FM 2915: Rehabilitating roadway.
FM 357, FM 358 and FM 3154: Mowing
Various locations: Pothole patching and herbicide treatments for vegetation.
US 287 South of LP 304: Safety treating fixed objects alongside the roadway.
SH 7 West of Kennard: Eastbound traffic will be detoured to the newly constructed lane and westbound traffic will be detoured to the former eastbound lane. The traffic switch will allow for additional safety of construction workers as they rebuild and widen westbound lanes.
SH 21: Mill and inlay road rehabilitation.
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
US 96 between SH 147 and FM 1751: Level-up road surface.
SH 21: Drainage structures and curb and gutter are being installed as intersection improvements continue.
CR 4320 and CR 312: The bridge replacement projects are nearing completion at Chiamon Bayou and Harvey Creek.
SH 21 to SH 87 at the Sabine River: Base repairs.
FM 1: Working 6.1 miles south of SH 184, crews will continue to safety treat fixed objects along roadway, including drainage pipes on FM 1751.
FM 1592: Safety treating fixed objects.
FM 2261: Safety treating fixed objects.
FM 3184: Safety treating fixed objects.
US 59 from .24 south of FM 95 west to US 259: Mill and inlay is complete and crews will be striping the roadway.
US 59 from SL 224 to 1.2 miles south of SL 224: Crews will continue to work on placing the retaining wall on the US 59 South exit ramp and pavement structure on the westbound ramp. Hot mix will be placed to widen the eastbound exit ramp while utility crews continue to relocate utilities.
SH 21 from FM 226 to FM 3276: Crews will continue to lay the hot mix surface.
SL 224 from SH 7 to US 59 South: Crews will work on guard rails and culverts.
FM 1878 from SL 224 to FM 2112: Seal coating roadway.
FM 3314: Crews will work on striping the newly paved surface.
US 84 at the TX/LA bridge: Final deck panes are being placed on the new eastbound bridge and crews are constructing base for the eastbound main lanes in Texas and Louisiana. Concrete paving is scheduled to begin in coming weeks.
US 59, US 84 and US 96: Pothole patching.
SH 7 West: Mill and Inlay with alternating lane closures.
FM 3082: Road surface overlay
FM 139: Crews will work on drainage structures and safety treat other fixed objects.
US 59 south of Leggett: Crews will continue to resurface the roadway and backfill pavement edges.
US 287 from US 59 to Tyler County: Crews will continue to construct concrete head walls and wing walls on cross structures.
FM 1316: Road rehabilitation.
SAN JACINTO COUNTY
FM 2025: Resurfacing roadway shoulders
FM 945: Cutting high shoulders and leveling pavement.
Various locations: Mowing
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.