Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: April 1, 2019
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a public hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 18 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street) in Sherman, Texas, to share its plans for the US 75 Project in Grayson County with the public and other interested stakeholders.
This public hearing follows two earlier public meetings at the same location, to present planned road improvements and to receive public comment/input. Displays of project plans will be available for viewing beginning at 5:30 p.m., officials said. The formal hearing to gather public comment/input will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The US 75 Project is being developed 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 proposed changes to this important highway are designed to improve safety, address traffic congestion and improve traffic operations, and address deficiencies in this aging roadway. The US 75 Project will run from the intersection of FM 1417 south of Sherman northward to the intersection of FM 120 in Denison, a distance of approximately 12.7 miles. Roadway changes and improvements will be constructed in phases as the project progresses, TxDOT officials said.
The overall goal of the US 75 Project is to reconstruct this portion of the highway to add main traffic lanes, continuous frontage roads and U-turns. Access and egress ramps, bridges, and highway intersections will be reconstructed as necessary, also using phased construction. The proposed highway improvements will include renovation of the US 75 and US 82 intersections, including frontage road lanes and U-turns, and intersection improvements at North Travis Street and Loy Lake Road.
Maps and other project information are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the TxDOT Sherman Area Office at 3904 US 75 South, Sherman, Texas.
The overall project is valued at more than $161 million in phased construction costs, TxDOT officials said. The target date for phased construction to begin is December 2019.
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