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.
- 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 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.
Hood County Area Office