Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: April 1, 2020
PARIS – TxDOT officials today announced that a project to improve an intersection on FM 1417 in Grayson County will begin April 6.
Contractor Ed Bell Construction, Dallas, Texas, was granted 41 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $1 million. The target completion date is Aug. 2020, officials said.
The contractor will widen the pavement and add left- and right-turn lanes along FM 1417 where it intersects O.B. Groner Road and Travis Street. During the first phase of construction, the intersection of FM 1417 and O.B. Groner Road will be closed and a signed detour will direct through traffic to Old Dorchester Road. During the second phase of construction, the FM 1417 and Travis Street intersection will be closed and a signed detour will direct through traffic to Moore Street, officials said.
Occasional shoulder and lane closures will be required while this project is underway. Flaggers will direct traffic at those times.
Motorists who travel frequently in this area 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.
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