Both major Lufkin highway construction projects making progress

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Construction workers are making progress on two big highway projects in Angelina County.

You may have noticed a lot of clearing and construction on Highway 59 at FM 2021.

Both projects are going on simultaneously with work continuing on the southbound 59 lanes and work is beginning on the 2021 overpass that will be built over Highway 59

TxDOT Public Information Officer, Kathi White says, "2021 was shut down for about a week well that has now reopened to traffic which is a good thing and so it should. 2021 will go over US 59. And so it should help improve the mobility as far as traffic moving through it as well as the safety.

TxDOT officials say construction work on both projects will be suspended from December 23rd to January 6th to allow for holiday travel.

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