The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists in both Grayson and Fannin counties to be aware of planned road improvement projects, which may impact traffic and travel times amid the Thanksgiving holiday week.


“Please respect our work zones,” TxDOT Paris District Public Information Officer Tim McAlavy said. “Whenever you encounter one, please slow down and do pay attention. It makes things safer for everyone whether it’s you behind the wheel or one of our road crews.”


Project schedules may be affected by weather conditions or equipment issues and are subject to change.


Grayson County


On FM 1417 from FM 691 to U.S. Highway 82, watch for traffic shifts and slow-moving vehicles as workers widen the roadway.


On the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 and frontage roads between FM 120 and Crawford Street, expect shoulder closures and lane shifts as workers build retaining walls. The southbound Hwy. 75 exit ramp for Crawford Street is closed. Affected drivers should use the FM 120-Morton Street exit.


Various locations throughout the county will see construction of ADA compliant street and sidewalk ramps.


Crews will be working on southbound Hwy. 75 beginning Sunday night, Nov. 25. and enact nighttime lane closures only for crews to replace sections of failed concrete. Lane closures begin at 7:30 p.m. and all lanes should be reopened by 6 a.m.


Motorists are encouraged to watch for roadside debris removal crews on Hwy. 75, between the southern Grayson County Line and the Texas-Oklahoma border on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the daytime. Crews may be working in the median, on the shoulder and along the roadway.


Along State Highway 11 from U.S. Route 69 to State Highway 121, watch for traffic shifts and occasional one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.


Fannin County


On Hwy. 82, between Hwy 121 and the Lamar County Line, anticipate slow-moving construction equipment as crews work on widening Hwy. 82 from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane, divided section. Watch for lane closures on FM 100 as crews work to construct the new westbound Hwy. 82 bridge over FM 100.


Along Hwy. 11, from Route 69 to Hwy. 121, watch for traffic shifts and occasional one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.


On FM 1752, from Hwy. 82 to FM 898 expect possible, temporary one-lane closures as workers widen the roadway.


On FM 816, from the Fannin-Hunt County line to State Highway and on Recreation Road 3, for two miles east of FM 273, watch for temporary lane closures as workers install safety treatments on fixed objects.


Expect shoulder closures and occasional lane closures as crews work in Honey Grove to install new sidewalks and curb ramps along State Highway 56 and FM 100. Crews are also working in Bonham on Loop 205 installing sidewalks and curb ramps.


And the bridged section of County Road 4526 at the Bois D’arc Creek tributary has been reopened. Crews have closed County Road 4131 at Copper Creek as they begin to replace the elevated sections of CR 4131.