Up To 2 Months of Work Scheduled For Pollok, Texas Road
The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists that a road closure is scheduled for TV Road for work that could last up to two months.
Crews are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 14, on the roadway that intersects US 69 North in Pollok. Motorists needing to access TV Road will be expected to use the main entry gate at the Lufkin State Supported Living Center until work is completed.
Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the $511,628.00 project that will include resurfacing the roadway.
Motorists are urged to obey all traffic control and expect possible shoulder and intermittent northbound single-lane closures on US 69 at TV Road as work progresses. Reduce speed and stay alert for workers and moving equipment near the intersection of US 69.
What's the Deal with November 7, 2000?
That date was a big day in the State of Texas. Do you know what happened on that day?
Actually, the importance of that day revolves around what DID NOT happen. That was the last day that a fatality DID NOT happen as a result of an accident on a Texas roadway.
Several years ago, the Texas Department of Transportation kicked off the End The Streak campaign. The goal is to have a day like November 7, 2000...when no one dies on a Texas roadway.
Given the number of people that travel every day on Texas highways, it seems to be an almost unachievable goal. But, in trying to get to this goal, maybe a few more people will slow down, be more alert, and be observant of warning signs.
These actions ultimately save lives, and that makes the message of End The Streak worth continuing. So, when you see warning signs and road crews working in places like Highway 69 near TV Road, slow down and move over when possible.
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