LUFKIN – Crews have begun this week to place profile rumble strips in Nacogdoches County, and will move through the district to place them in 46 other locations.


Total Highway Maintenance, Cedar Hill, will serve as contractor for the $2.9 million project that will enhance the safety of the roadways. The project began in October and, weather permitting, will be completed by mid-November, 2018.


Rumble strips are designed to create noise and vibration inside the vehicle that help alert the driver as they cross a center line or shoulder edge line,” said Rhonda Oaks, Lufkin District spokesperson. “Often this alert is enough to get the attention of a distracted or drowsy driver, who can make a corrective action and prevent a crash.”


The rumble strips will be raised profile patterns and will be placed along the center lines and/or edge lines in locations in the Lufkin District. The raised profiles are commonly used when shoulder or centerline pavement texturing is not feasible. The work will be done in various locations on roadways including:


Shelby County: SH 7, SH 87, FM 3172