By Enterprise Staff
Numerous construction and maintenance projects continue throughout the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation.
“We are pleased with the progress of these major construction projects in the Lufkin District,” TxDOT Public Information Officer Rhonda Oaks said. “There are many moving parts in each of these projects and as they each move toward completion, we urge drivers to be cautious, reduce speed and obey all traffic control as they drive near these work zones.”
Updates for major construction projects currently underway in Polk County include the U.S. 190 project and the Corrigan Relief Route project.
The $27.5 million construction project on U.S. 190 includes intersection improvements consisting of right and left turn lanes from the Livingston city limits to four miles east near FM 1276.
Vulcan Materials Asphalt and Construction LLC out of Conroe is serving as contractor for the project. Crews continue to work on constructing shoulders and adding material for new crossroad structures. Projected time of completion is set for January 2025, weather permitting.
The $172.8 million construction of the Corrigan Relief Route began in late 2022 and is designed to bring U.S. 59 to interstate standards with the construction of new U.S. 59 northbound and southbound lanes with controlled access that is being constructed on the west side of Corrigan. The seven-mile project will include overpasses at the United Pacific Railroad, U.S. 287 and at Union Springs Road; entrance and exit ramps will be added at U.S. 59 tie-ins and at the U.S. 287 overpass. The project will be built to promote public safety, improve emergency evacuations and support freight transport.
James Construction Group LLC out of Baton Rouge is serving as contractor for the project. Crews are currently clearing and doing earthwork for construction and utilities are being relocated. Projected date of completion is set for March 2026, weather permitting.