The Texas Transportation Commission approved more than $247.1 million in construction projects with $14.1 million in new projects located within the nine-county Lufkin District.
An $11.2 million seal coating contract was approved that will include highway resurfacing in various locations throughout the Lufkin District. Clark Construction of Texas, San Antonio, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set for the resurfacing. Counties approved for other construction projects include:
• Polk County: A $1.4 million construction project was approved for replacing bridges and approaches on Wells Landing Road at Kickapoo Creek, on Revia Road at Draw Creek, on Darden Road at Caney Creek and on Darvin Road at Menard Creek. CDM Holdings, New Boston, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set.
• Houston County: A $746,460 construction project was approved that is designed to construct a new entrance road and parking lots for a new visitor center at the Mission Tejas State Historical Park. Pinto Construction Company, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set.
• San Jacinto County: A $646,827 construction project was approved to construct curb ramps and sidewalks at various locations within the city of Coldspring. Trevway Inc., Katy, will serve as contractor. No project timeline has been set.
• Nacogdoches County: A $58,317 construction project earmarked for modifying the existing traffic signal at East College Street was approved. Striping Technology, Tyler, will serve as contractor. No timeline for the project has been set.
As these projects begin and other work within the district continues, motorists are urged to reduce speed and stay alert as they enter a work zone. Expect moving equipment, lane closures and nearby workers in the area. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present. CEG