Special to the News-Times
LUFKIN – Sealcoating began in the Lufkin District Wednesday.
Signage indicating the scheduled work is in place. Work is expected to continue over several weeks at locations throughout the nine-county district. Work will be dependent upon weather conditions.
“We would normally begin our annual sealcoat season in late spring, but excessive rainfall made it necessary to postpone in hopes of dryer, warmer weather,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “We will begin the work in Polk County and move throughout the district. We urge motorists to obey all signage and traffic control through these work zones.”
Locations approved for sealcoating in the 2021 district sealcoat schedule are:
- San Jacinto County
—US 59 Southbound: From 2.6 miles of FM 1127 to the concrete pavement north of FM 223
—FM 3460: From SL 424 to FM 2914
—FM 2666: From SH 150 to FM 2025
—FM 224: From SH 156 North to SH 156 South
—FM 223: From SL 424 to the Liberty County line
- Trinity County
—SH 19: From the Houston County line to 0.1 miles south of FM 1617; from 0.1 miles south of FM 1617 to the Trinity River Bridge.
—FM 1280: From SH 19 to FM 2781
—FM 2262: From US 287 to FM 357
- Houston County
—US 287: From BU 287 to 2.1 miles north of FM 2663 to SL 304
—SH 7: From SL 304 to 3.6 miles East of SL 304; from 0.2 miles East of FM 232 to Kennard.
—SH 21: From FM 1733 to FM 227 North
—SL 304: From SH 21 to SH 7; from SH 7 East to SH 19 South.
—FM 2663: From US 287 to FM 2022
- Angelina County
—SH 63: From US 69 to the Jasper County line
—FM 1818: From US 59 to FM 58
—FM 843: From US 69 to US 59
- Polk County
—US 190: From 3.2 miles west of FM 1276 to 0.6 miles southwest of FM 1276; from 0.1 miles west of FM 1276 to the Tyler County line.
—US 59: From BU 59 to US 190; from US 190 to 1.6 miles south of US 190.
—SL 393: From the US 59 North intersection to the US 59 South intersection.
—FM 3278: From FM 1988 to the Trinity River Bridge
—FM 3152: From US 190 to FM 350
—FM 357: From the Trinity County line to US 59
—FM 1988: From US 59 to 0.4 miles south of FM 3278
Clark Construction of Texas Inc. of San Antonio will serve as contractor for the $10.4 million project. Work is expected to be completed in late August, weather permitting.
Sealcoating extends the life of a roadway and enhances safety. As this work begins, motorists should prepare for delays through these work zones, reduce speed and stay alert for moving equipment and workers. Fines double when workers are present.