Diboll Relief Route

U.S. Highway 59 Diboll Relief Route.

The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday approved $140.9 million for the construction of the Diboll Relief Route, with the goal of completing the project in five years.

The U.S. Highway 59 Diboll Relief Route — also known as the Diboll Bypass or Diboll Loop — will extend east of Diboll and Burke from FM 2108 to 1.15 miles south of White Oak Creek, Rhonda Oaks, the TxDOT communications director for the Lufkin District, said.

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