US 82 Lamar County
The proposed improvements include the widening of US 82 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway for a distance of approximately 16 miles. The proposed roadway from the Fannin County line to County Road 23900 west of Toco includes two 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction, a 10-foot-wide outside shoulder, and a 68-foot-wide depressed median. From CR 23900 to Loop 286, the roadway includes two 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction, a 10-foot-wide outside shoulder and a 16-foot-wide continuous left turn lane. Within the City of Paris limits, a five-foot-wide sidewalk would be provided on the south side of US 82.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potential displacements of residential and commercial structures.
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