Downtown Lufkin improvement project to finish late Summer

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) — The Lufkin Forward Downtown Improvement Project is set to begin within the next two weeks to improve the downtown area.

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According to a release from the City of Lufkin, the project aims at enhancing infrastructure, accessibility and appeal for residents and visitors.

The Lufkin City Council awarded the project to Langston Construction on Tuesday with a guaranteed maximum price of $2.31 million.

<em>Courtesy of the City of Lufkin</em>
Courtesy of the City of Lufkin

The project will include:

  • Sidewalk Enhancement: People can expect improvements along First Street, E. Shepherd Avenue and Lufkin Avenue providing accessibility for pedestrians by repairing and widening the roads and installing ADA-compliant features.

  • Landscaping and Lighting Improvements: The project will reportedly include enhancements to landscaping and lighting for appeal and enhance safety and security and beautification efforts to increase the appeal of public spaces.

The Lufkin Economic Development Corporation Director Bob Samford said they expect the project to be completed late Summer.

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“We are happy to announce the commencement of the Lufkin Forward Downtown Project, a significant investment in the future of our community,” Samford said. “This initiative underscores our dedication to fostering a vibrant, accessible downtown area that reflects the unique character and spirit of Lufkin. We look forward to the positive impact these enhancements will have on residents, businesses, and visitors alike.”

For more information on the project, people can visit or the city’s social media.

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