TxDOT cutting jobs across Texas

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A TxDOT spokesman from Austin says they are eliminating duplicate positions across 25 districts in Texas.

In doing so, they will be forming four regions in the state.

Our closest regional office will now be Houston/Beaumont, but our district office will still be here.

This move is to save $35 million dollars annually and will start this September.

Construction crews and maintenance offices will be the least affected.

TxDOT officials say 26 employees will be affected here in Lufkin.  However, they will not be losing their job; they just may be doing a different job in the coming months.