PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that bridge work at the intersection of US 75 and FM 120 (Morton Street) in Grayson County will soon require two temporary road closures; one on Feb. 9, and one on Feb. 15.
During the overnight closures, contractor crews will install new bridge beams at this intersection. Both closures will run from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.
During both closures, main lane traffic on US 75 will be diverted onto frontage roads at Exit 69 and pass the intersection on the frontage road before rejoining main traffic lanes of US 75. At the same time, the FM 120 bridge over US 75 will be closed to thru traffic; motorists will detour along northbound or southbound frontage roads to other roads before rejoining FM 120.
The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and traffic will be shifted to detour routes around 9 p.m. By 6 a.m. the following morning all traffic lanes should be reopened for the traveling public, officials said.
The Feb. 9 closure will affect northbound mainlanes of US 75, and the Feb. 15 closure will affect southbound mainlanes of US 75. During both closures, westbound traffic on FM 120 will detour on the north frontage road; eastbound traffic on FM 120 will detour south on frontage roads and cross US 75 at Crawford Street to get to the east side of the bridge.
Motorists are urged to use alternate routes whenever possible while this construction is underway. Those who must travel in this area are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
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