Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: July 26, 2019
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that temporary, intermittent closures will occur along US 82 in late July and early August, weather permitting, from Country Club Road eastward to County Road 2935.
The closures are part of the US 82 expansion from two lanes to four lanes in Fannin County. The contractor, Austin Bridge & Road Services LP, will begin intermittent closures the week of July 29 in order to set bridge beams at two locations.
Bridge beam work at Sloan Creek will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 31, with intermittent closure of US 82 throughout the day at this location.
Bridge beam work at Bois D’ Arc Creek is slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 5, with intermittent closure of US 82 throughout the day at this location.
Whenever possible, the contractor will utilize an adjacent haul road to minimize traffic disruptions on US 82, officials said. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes on these work days in order to avoid traffic delays.
Motorists who regularly travel this portion of US 82 in Fannin County are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones; especially while this construction is underway. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
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