Contact: Tim McAlavy

Phone: (903) 737-9213

Date: Jan. 7, 2020


PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that an open house is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street) in Sherman, Texas, to discuss details of the US 75 Project in Grayson County with the public and other interested stakeholders.

No formal presentation is planned. Attendees are free to come and go at their convenience. Displays of project plans, maps and drawings, and project information will be available for viewing. Project team members will be on hand to answer questions.

The four-mile US 75 Project, valued at more than $154.6 million, is designed to provide long-term transportation and operational improvements on US 75 and US 82 in Grayson County. It follows the agency’s US 75 Corridor Study which assessed safety, maintenance and system efficiency, congestion and freight reliability, environmental sustainability, transportation choices and economic vitality along US 75.

The changes to this important highway are designed to improve safety, address traffic congestion and improve traffic operations, and address deficiencies in this aging roadway. Roadway changes and improvements will be constructed in phases as the project progresses, TxDOT officials said.

The project will widen the four-lane roadway to six-lanes-divided from FM 1417 to State Highway 91. It will also create continuous frontage roads along the roadway, add U-turn lanes at major intersections, and reconfigure and improve the intersection at US 75 and US 82. The project will also reconstruct the bridge at South Travis Street and adjust the main traffic lanes of US 75 between Lamar and Washington Streets to remove them from the 100-year floodplain.

Those who are unable to attend the open house can review project materials and provide feedback online: go to txdot.gov in a web browser, type US 75 Project into the Search field, click on the US 75 Project link.

Comments and feedback may also be submitted to: TxDOT Paris District, 1365 N. Main St., Paris, TX 75460. Phone (903) 737-9282.

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