Update - US 377 Cresson Relief Route


Contact: Bethany Kurtz

Phone: (817) 370-6744

Date: May 15, 2018


TxDOT will construct a three-mile relief route west of the city of Cresson. The relief route will be a new four-lane divided highway on US 377 beginning one mile south of the intersection of US 377 and SH 171 and ending one mile north of the same intersection.

Project Update

  • Right-of-way acquisition: TxDOT has obtained 10 of 10 completed surveys (100%); 10 of 10 title commitments (100%); and TxDOT has received 6 of 10 appraisals (60%).
  • Utility relocation: There are 14 utilities consisting of underground water, sewer, telecommunications, gas lines and overhead electric. TxDOT continues to work with all utility companies to develop relocation plans.
  • Railroad agreement: TxDOT’s Railroad Division is negotiating the agreement for bridge construction over the Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) switching yard.
  • Construction plans: The plans are under review and currently 90% complete.
  • Funding: TxDOT, NCTCOG, and Hood County are working on a construction funding agreement.

Project Facts

  • Project limits: one mile south of SH 171 to one mile north of SH 171
  • Funded with federal, state and local participation
  • Cost: $70 million
  • Est. award to contractor: August 2018
  • Est. construction: Fall 2018
  • Est. completion: 2022

Need for Project

  • Busy Fort Worth & Western Railroad at-grade railroad crossing and nearby rail switching yard impacts on US 377 traffic flow
  • Proximity of the at-grade railroad crossing on US 377 to the SH 171 intersection
  • A high level of truck traffic leads to congestion along US 377
  • 20,500 vehicles per day travel on US 377 in Cresson. This is projected to increase to 33,900 vehicles per day by 2035.

Contact Us

Hood County Area Office
(254) 965-3511

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