AUSTIN — In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion along Texas roadways, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved a total of $10,173,356 for improvement projects in the Paris District.

AUSTIN — In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion along Texas roadways, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved a total of $10,173,356 for improvement projects in the Paris District.


In Grayson County, $3,093,915 will be used for the expansion of FM 691. The project, which was awarded to Texana Land & Asphalt Inc., will rehabilitate and widen the existing highway.


"As Texas roadways become increasingly crowded, we must find ways to relieve congestion without compromising safety," TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson said. "Moving people and traffic safely and efficiently will continue to be an ongoing priority as Texas welcomes nearly 1,000 newcomers each day."


The remaining $7,079,441 will be used to add a seal coat to I-30 and was awarded to Missouri Petroleum Projects.


TxDOT reminds drivers to obey construction-zone speed limits, watch for flaggers and always drive safely when traveling through work zones.