Motorists in both Grayson and Fannin counties are asked to be aware of changing traffic patterns and impacted travel times as Texas Department of Transportation crews conduct weekly road improvement projects.
Work schedules and completion dates may be affected by weather. In an emailed release detailing the projects, the agency encouraged drivers to remain alert, pay attention to all traffic markers and reduce speed when approaching work zones.
“They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems,” the release said.
On FM 1417 from FM 691 to U.S. Highway 82, watch for traffic shifts and slow-moving vehicles as workers widen the roadway.
U.S. Highway 75 will see ramp reversals in Sherman and Denison. In the southbound lanes, between Morton Street and FM 120 in Denison, motorists should watch for shoulder closures and lane shifts as retaining walls are built. The exit ramp for Morton Street is closed. Drivers should instead take the exit for FM 120. Lane shifts and closures will also affect Sherman’s northbound lanes, between Choctaw Creek and FM 1417. Entrance and exit ramps within the project perimeters will remain open, as crews construct and connect new ramps along the freeway and frontage road.
Crews are also scheduled to conduct nightly concrete repairs throughout the southbound lanes of Hwy. 75 in Grayson County from Sunday night to Thursday night. Lane closures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end by 6 a.m.
On State Highway 11, from U.S. Route 69 to State Highway 121, watch for temporary one-lane closures and traffic shifts as workers widen and repair the roadway.
And debris-removal crews will work along Hwy. 75 between the Grayson-Collin county line and the Texas-Oklahoma state border on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the daytime hours.
Look out for shoulder and 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 to install sidewalks and ramps.
On Hwy. 82, between Hwy. 121 and to the Fannin-Lamar county line, motorists should watch for slow-moving construction vehicles and equipment as crews widen the roadway from two lanes to four lanes. Drivers should also prepare for lane closures on State Highway 78 and Hwy. 121 as crews construct new westbound Hwy. 82 bridge overpasses.
Motorists on FM 1752 may encounter temporary one-lane closures between Hwy. 82 and FM 898, and on FM 816, from the Fannin-Hunt county line to Hwy 78, and on Recreation Road 3, two miles east of FM 273, drivers should prepare for temporary lane closures as crews install safety treatments to fixed objects.