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Survey Says These Are the Best Places to Get Gas in East Texas

This week might include more stops at the gas station than usual, with the big Memorial Day travel weekend coming up.  Do you have a go-to spot that's your favorite to fill up?

These East Texas gas stations are on the list of the Top 15 in the country.

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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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Admission is Free This Week at National Parks

This would be a great week for a trip to Yellowstone National Park, because admission is free for another six days.  How often does that happen?!  Actually, it happens on nine different days this year.

There are some great parks around Texas too, that will be letting you in free this week to celebrate National Park Week.  

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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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UPDATED: I-10 at Texas/Louisiana Border Closed Due to Flood Waters

I heard a report a couple of days ago that the Toledo Bend Reservoir Dam is releasing at least twice as much water per second than what flows over Niagara Falls.  All that water has got to go somewhere. 

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Portions of Highway 59 and Highway 7 Closed Due to Flood Issues

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. 

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Completion Date on Several Projects Revamped

(The Texas Department of Transportation/Lufkin (TxDOT) has provided this weekly update on area road projects)

The construction project at the A&NR Railroad Bridge on North Timberland Drive is continuing along with other projects throughout the nine-county Lufkin District that are scheduled for work and maintenance in the coming week. 

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Speed Limit on Highway 59 in Burke Gets a Change

 

Travel between Lufkin and Diboll via Highway 59 will go just a bit quicker soon, that is if you adhere to the soon-to-be-placed new speed limit signs.   

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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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Today Is The Worst Day to Travel

If you're hitting the road this afternoon, there's one specific 3-hour window where you might find yourself stuck in traffic and wishing you had left earlier.  Like yesterday.  It's the peak travel time for the entire holiday driving period, and here's the heads up in case you want to avoid it.

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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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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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