From the Texas Department of Transportation
NACOGDOCHES, TX (News Release) - Drewery Construction, contractor for the $1.4 million construction project, upgraded a section of roadway on Starr Avenue from North Street (BU 59) to Clark Boulevard, widening the roadway from two to four lanes. Six-foot sidewalks and ADA curb ramps to accommodate pedestrians were also constructed.
The widened roadway includes four 11-foot lanes with 3-foot shoulders and new traffic signals placed at North Street and Mound Street.
"We are proud to be able to open this busy roadway to traffic again," said Rhonda Oaks, Lufkin District public information officer. "The traveling public will find the wider roadway, shoulders and sidewalks to be great additions and allow for better maneuverability around Stephen F. Austin University."
Starr Avenue was originally expected to be completed by early March, but weather related issues delayed the project's completion. The roadway has been closed since the project began in October, 2015.
Motorists are asked to be alert to the changes in the roadway, the possibility of increased pedestrian traffic and cyclists in the area. Obey all traffic signs and signals.