Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: May 6, 2020
PARIS – TxDOT officials today announced that a temporary closure on northbound US 75 at the FM 1417 entrance ramp will occur on May 12, 2020, and continue through May 14, 2020.
As part of the ongoing US 75 project, 1.5 miles of temporary pavement has been placed from FM 1417 to Post Oak Creek to provide temporary north- and southbound main lanes for traffic. These temporary main lanes will carry traffic in the upcoming phase of construction while new, permanent main-lanes and the new South Travis Street bridge are being built.
During this time, northbound US 75 traffic will be routed onto the temporary detour pavement. At the same time, northbound exit ramps 56A and 56B will be permanently closed. Northbound traffic will need to use the FM 1417 exit ramp to access South Travis Street, officials said.
Meanwhile, southbound main lane traffic will be detoured onto wider temporary pavement.
Short-term closures will occur on the temporary main lanes, and entrance and exit ramps will also be closed during the traffic switch, officials said. The northbound entrance ramp at FM 1417 will close from 8 p.m. May 12 to early May 14 to allow for construction of a temporary tie-in onto the new northbound detour pavement.
During this time, drivers are asked to watch for road crews, expect some delays and plan their commutes in advance. Construction activities and lane closures may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, officials said.
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.