When Texas crews are building roads, you have to wonder what odd things they come across while they're moving dirt. The latest discovery was way more than earthworms and compacted beer cans. This was an ancient Indian artifact that some say had a tremendous value for the culture in 900 A.D.
UPDATED FOR TUESDAY (1/31) TxDOT is continuing a mill and inlay operation on Loop 287 through today and into tomorrow. The entrance ramp from Chestnut Street onto the loop southbound will be closed today and also the inside southbound lane from US 69 South to FM 58 on Looop 287.
Thursday morning, during our weekly conversation with Rhonda Oaks from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), we learned that a portion of the Loop in Lufkin will be closed beginning next Tuesday, January 24th.
As the holidays approach, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors and maintenance employees are braving the elements to facilitate construction and maintenance projects that will enhance safety and improve traffic flow.
The annual Click It or Ticket campaign starts soon, meaning officers will be focused on passing out tickets to those of us that head down the road without seat belts fastened. The dates cover Memorial Day - one of the busiest and most dangerous weekends to be out on the highway.
In early 2017, if all goes well, the South Nacogdoches Highway 59 construction project should be completed. As you drive through that area just south of Loop 224, it's hard to envision exactly what the finished product will look like.
Southbound lanes of US 59 near Shepherd in San Jacinto County will be closed later this evening due to flooding. Additionally, portions of Highway 7 near Center in Shelby County will be narrowed to one lane.