Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: April 24, 2020
PARIS – TxDOT officials today announced that a project to improve and upgrade the intersection of State Highway 56 and US 82 east of Honey Grove in Fannin County is slated to begin the week of May 4, 2020.
TxDOT will close the eastbound SH 56 entrance ramp leading onto US 82 eastbound and route all traffic to the current intersection with US 82. Work to overlay a new pavement surface and restripe the roadway will begin during the week of May 4, officials said. Signs will be placed along the roadway to alert motorists to the change.
Workers will close the eastbound ramp to traffic on May 8. On May 11, workers will begin removing the old pavement on the ramp. All of the planned work is weather dependent, officials noted.
Motorists are reminded that all SH 56 traffic will be required to stop at the intersection with US 82 and yield to oncoming traffic.
Those who frequently travel 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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