In an ongoing effort to improve safety, the Texas Transportation Commission, at its March 27 meeting, approved more than $500,000 for the installation of a two-way turning lane on U.S. 69 at the German Pellet Mill. Moore Brothers Construction Company was awarded the project that will extend the current southbound right turn lane to C.R. 1040N and add a left turn lane immediately after C.R. 1040N.
"Hundreds of trucks come in and out of County Road 1040 North from U.S. 69 every day," said Tucker Ferguson, TxDOT district engineer for the Beaumont District. "This will give them a safer way to enter and exit onto the main highway."
The project is approximately 0.5 mile long on U.S. 69. Construction is expected to begin in May and take approximately three months to complete.