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Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced May 24 that crews have begun this year’s sealcoat operations around the area. Drivers should expect to see one-lane, two-way traffic operated by flaggers. Work will take place during daylight hours. See below for this week’s schedule.

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Two seconds. That’s how long Rodney Matthews, former construction inspector for the Texas Department of Transportation, had to react after he heard a crash and a vehicle drove through his work zone. Matthews was thrown 30 feet in the air and suffered a concussion and severe injuries, but was lucky to survive. Not everyone gets that second chance.

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Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 near the Texas-Louisiana that were closed due to flooding have reopened, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced in a news release March 18.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

BEAUMONT – Alternating lane closures on US 69 northbound at Lucas with traffic possibly detoured to the frontage road Sunday night, March 6, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Crews will be moving concrete traffic barrier.

ORANGE – The inside, westbound lane of Interstate 10 in Orange from Simmons Drive to Highway 87 will be closed nightly Saturday-Monday night, March 5-7, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to work on the Highway 87 overpass.

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In a news release on Feb. 8, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is warning citizens and candidates vying for positions in upcoming political races that placing campaign signs on the state highway right of way is illegal and creates a potential safety hazard.

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The Texas Department of Transportation has some slightly bad news for nighttime travelers but great news for morning commuters journeying into downtown Beaumont from Orange County. 

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The following notice regarding lane closures in Beaumont and Orange was released by TxDOT Monday, Oct. 5:

BEAUMONT – The right, eastbound lane of IH 10 at Major Drive will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 6, 9am-3:30 p.m. to replace traffic control devices.

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The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $8 million for five upcoming projects in Jefferson County, reports Sarah Dupre of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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According to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)spokesperson Sarah Dupre, Texas Sterling Construction Company has been named as the new contractor on the Concord Road project in Beaumont’s North End.

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