The speed limit on US 59 between Lufkin and Diboll will again be lowered as construction work continues to resurface the roadway as weather permits. The work zone speed limit is 50 miles per hour. The lower speed limit will be enforceable once signs are set. Crews are scheduled to set signs today (Monday).

Crews are scheduled to remobilize and begin working nights by mid-week. The speed limit will be lowered to 50 miles-per-hour beginning Monday. The work schedule will alternate between night and day hours until completion and will include north and southbound lanes. Motorists should expect lane closures and possible delays as the project progresses.

The $8.3 million project includes resurfacing US 59 South from FM 3482/Whitehouse Drive to 1.1 mile north of FM 1818 near Diboll. It includes planing the existing pavement, applying a hot mix level up course and a final permeable friction course that will repel water and reduce surface noise.

Moore Brothers Construction, Lufkin, is contractor for the project that began June 26 and is scheduled to be completed by early summer, 2019, weather permitting.

Motorists should reduce speed to the posted speed limit and obey all traffic control devices. The lower speed limit is enforceable once signs are set. It is illegal to drive around a TxDOT barricade, cones or barrels. Stay alert to moving equipment and workers near the lanes of traffic as this project progresses.

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