LUFKIN – Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $931 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $100 million approved for the Lufkin District.
Houston County was approved for a $31.9 million construction project that is earmarked for a bridge replacement on SH 7 at the Trinity River. R. Construction Civil, LLC, of Buffalo, will serve as contractor for the construction project. No timeline for completion has been set.
Angelina County was approved for a $63.1 million construction project that will upgrade US 59 in Redland. The main lanes of US 59 will be reconstructed along with the construction of new northbound and southbound frontage roads from FM 2021 to .34 miles north of SL 287 in Lufkin.
The project was designed and is being built to interstate standards. US 59 serves as an evacuation route and the upgrade with enhance safety and mobility in the area. Longview Bridge and Road, LTD. Longview, will serve as contractor for the 2.5-mile construction project. Not timeline for completion has been set.
More than $4.8 million was approved for districtwide safety improvements and hazard elimination in various locations. AR Brothers Construction Services, Inc., San Augustine TX., will serve as contractor. No timeline for completion has been set.
As these projects begin, pre-construction meetings will be held to determine timelines. Signage will be set in work zones announcing pending construction. Motorists are advised to stay alert and be aware for workers and machinery near the lanes of traffic. Reduce speed and obey all traffic control. Fines double when workers are present.