The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved more than $422.1 million in new construction projects statewide, including $2.1 million for the nine-county Lufkin District.
A multi-county project was approved for $831,249 that was designed to enhance safety and will include texturing the shoulders and centerlines of several roadways. Stripe-A-Zone, Inc., Grand Prairie, will serve as contractor. Locations in this project include:
Shelby County: SH 7 from just east of SL 500 to just west of US 84; US 96 from just west of FM 2669 to just west of FM 2428; US 96 from just north of SL 500 to the San Augustine County line; US 84 from just west of FM 2669 to just west of FM 2428.
San Jacinto County: SH 150 from SH 7 to US 59 South; US 190 from the Cherokee County line to just northwest of SH 103; US 190 from the Walker County line to 2.4 miles northeast of FM 980; FM 2025 from the Walker County line to 2.4 miles northeast of FM 98; SH 150 to the Liberty County line; SH 150 from the Walker County line to just northeast of FM 2025.
Nacogdoches County: SL 224 from just east of SH 147 to the Jasper County line; SL 224 from SH 7 to US 59 South; SH 21 from FM 225 to just west of US 59; SH 21 from just north of SL 500 to the San Augustine County line.
Angelina County: SH 63 from SH 7 to just west of SL 287; SH 103 from FM 225 to just west of US 59; SH 63 from just east of SH 147 to the Jasper County line; US 69 from 1.1 miles southeast of US 59 to just west of FM 1475; US 69 from the Cherokee County line to just northwest of SH 103; US 69 from 1.1 miles southeast of US 59 to just west of FM 1475; SH 103 from SH 7 to just west of SL 287.
Polk County: SH 146 from 2 miles north of FM 1988 to the Liberty County line.
A $671,325 construction project was approved for Shelby County that includes the replacement of bridges and approaches at a tributary of Blackwater Creek on CR 4789 and at Risinger Creek on CR 4620. Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the project.
A $568,648 construction project was approved for Polk County that will include safety treating fixed objects on FM 1316 from SH 146 to 2.1 miles east of SH 146. The project will also include safety upgrades on FM 3126 from FM 2457 to FM 350. AR Brothers Construction Services, San Augustine, will serve as contractor.
A $44,900 construction project was approved in Nacogdoches County to add a flashing beacon on SH 7 at FM 2782. Ludco Inc., Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the project.
These projects are designed to enhance safety. As work begins, motorists are urged to stay alert and reduce speed through work areas. Be prepared for delays and obey all traffic control devices. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.
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