Since construction on the Highway 59 Diboll Relief Route began, much of the work has taken place out of sight of the traveling public. Some of the visible work, like the construction just south of the Angelina County Airport, has not been a deterrent to motorists on Highway 59.

Get Ready for Some Changes on Highway 59

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), closures are expected to begin next week as this major construction project continues to take shape. Beginning Tuesday, March 26, motorists should prepare for lane closures in Burke, weather permitting.

The daily closures are scheduled for the southbound side of US 59 for crews to begin widening the pavement for the detour section. On Monday, March 25, crews have scheduled a shoulder closure in the Burke area for work off the pavement.

Also on Monday, Easy Street and John Means Road will be closed permanently, as determined by construction plans.

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Google Maps/Canva

Work will continue throughout the project as crews place embankment on the new ramp adjacent to US 59, FM 2108, and the US 59 Direct Connect.

Crews will also be working on Morris Road and FM 1818 and Lumberjack Drive turnarounds. Contractors will place asphalt at various locations throughout the project, and they will pour concrete on the Lumberjack Drive southbound bridge. The new Conner Rd is open for traffic.

Specs on the Diboll Relief Route

This 8-mile construction project began in April 2020 and is on schedule to be completed in 2025, weather permitting.

Sacyr Construction USA, LLC, is serving as the contractor for the $140.8 million construction project. The project consists of the construction of a new freeway location on US 59, from FM 2108 to 1.1 mile south of White Oak Creek.

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Google Maps/Canva

Work includes construction of the new freeway, grading, structures, concrete pavement, and freeway signage.

Motorists are urged to reduce speed, and obey all traffic control and work zone speed limits. Stay alert for moving equipment, workers, and vehicles moving near the lanes of traffic.

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