Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: Jan. 10, 2020
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work on the US 75 project in Grayson County is set to begin Jan. 20, with the contractor setting barricades at work sites on Jan. 13.
The contractor, Zachry Construction Corporation, was awarded the contract for the four-mile US 75 Project, valued at more than $154.6 million, which is designed to provide long-term transportation and operational improvements on US 75 and US 82 in Grayson County. It follows TxDOT’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 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.
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, officials said.
While this project is underway motorists are asked to pay special attention to all barricades, traffic controls and signs, and to reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
TxDOT has slated an open house meeting on this project from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street). The meeting will present maps and project information to those who attend. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.
Comments and feedback may also be submitted to: TxDOT Paris District, 1365 N. Main St., Paris, TX 75460. Phone (903) 737-9282.