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Weekly East Texas Road Construction Update

A forecast of beautiful weather means that road construction projects will be ramping up across the area once again.  Here's a listing of what you can expect in the 9 county region served by the Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. 

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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Holding Job Fair for Casino

 

If things go to plan, a new casino will be open in less than two weeks in Dallardsville, near Livingston.  Naskila Entertainment indicates the tribal gaming site on the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation should be open by May 1st. 

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Photo Courtesy TxDOT Lufkin
Photo Courtesy TxDOT Lufkin
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Timberland Drive at Railroad Trestle to Reopen Friday

Good news from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)...vehicles will be allowed beginning Friday to travel on Business 59 (Timberland Drive)  beneath the A&NR railroad bridge that is still under construction. 

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Area Road Construction Projects for the Week of January 25th

Construction and maintenance work continues this week throughout the nine county Lufkin District with closures and detours scheduled in several areas. 

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Suspects Linked to Tyler Restaurant Shooting Arrested in Kilgore

Arrests have been made in association with Monday night's brazen shooting that occurred in the parking lot of On The Border located at the intersection of the Loop and Highway 69  in Tyler.

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Photo used with permission from TxDOT
Photo used with permission from TxDOT
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‘Dodge Snowballs’ on the Lufkin Mall Parking Lot Today

On your list of things to do today why not add dodging snowballs while impaired by alcohol.  The folks from the Texas Department of Transportation are providing that opportunity. 

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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East Texas Road Construction Projects Dec 7 – Dec 11

(From a TxDOT Press Release)

Work continues on a $1.4 million construction project in Nacogdoches County located on Starr Avenue (FM 1878) that will add two additional lanes of travel and widen sidewalks. 

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Traveling Over Thanksgiving? Here’s a List of Area Road Construction

You can already see an increase in daily traffic as we get closer and closer to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.  As your traveling to friends and family or heading out to do some Christmas shopping, here's a list of current road construction projects courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  

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Shelby County Sheriffs Dept
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East Texas Men Arrested for Stealing Cattle

Two East Texas men were arrested on Nov. 4 and Nov. 13 and charged with felony theft of livestock after allegedly stealing three cows from a Carthage, Texas rancher. 

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Courtesy TxDOT
Courtesy TxDOT
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TxDOT Updates Road Construction Projects Around East Texas

Road crews with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are keeping busy across East Texas as they continue work on existing projects and look to begin work on others. 

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Watch for Changes at Loop 224/Highway 59 Construction Site in Nacogdoches

Motorists traveling through the Nacogdoches South Loop and Highway 59 interchange ark asked to slow down and observe warning signs as changes are made with the traffic flow in that area, specifically for northbound motorists exiting US 59 onto Loop 224 westbound. 

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Photo credit: gofundme.com/steviehergert
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East Texans Rally Around Teenager Killed in UTV Accident

A weekend of camping and fun in the Pineywoods ended in tragedy late Saturday night.  16-year-old Stevie Ray Hergert died from head injuries after being ejected from a side by side vehicle while out on a late night ride.  

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