Drivers in both Grayson and Fannin counties are being advised to be aware of changing traffic patterns and potential travel delays as Texas Department of Transportation crews conduct weekly road improvement projects.
In an emailed release detailing the projects, the agency encouraged drivers to avoid distractions such as cellphones and navigation systems and drive with added caution when traveling through affected areas.
“Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones,” the statement read.
Work schedules and completion dates may be affected by weather.
On FM 691, between Loy Lake Road and U.S. Highway 75, watch for temporary single-lane closures as workers begin widening FM 691 into a five-lane roadway. The intersection of FM 691 and Loy Lake Road will be temporarily converted into a four-way stop, before traffic lights are installed at the conclusion of construction efforts.
On FM 1417, between FM 691 and U.S. Highway 82, motorists may encounter traffic shifts and slow moving vehicles as workers widen the roadway.
In Denison, on Hwy. 75, between FM 120 and Crawford Street, watch for shoulder closures and lane shifts as workers build retaining walls. The southbound exit ramp for Crawford Street is closed. Motorists who regularly use this exit are advised to use the FM 120 or Morton Street exit, instead.
In Sherman, on Hwy. 75, between Choctaw Creek and FM 1417, drivers are advised to be aware of shoulder closures and lane shifts on the main lanes, as well as a left lane closure on the frontage, while workers install a new exit and entrance ramp. Existing ramps will remain open during the construction of new ramps.
Crews will be conducting weekly, full-depth concrete repairs on the southbound lanes of Hwy. 75 from Sunday night through Thursday night. Lane closures will be conducted from 7:30 p.m. and should end by 6 a.m.
On Hwy. 75, from the Grayson-Collin county line to the Texas-Oklahoma state border, watch for debris removal crews operating during daylight hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
And on State Highway 11, between U.S. Route 69 and State Highway 121, watch for traffic shifts and single-lane closures as workers widen and repair the roadway.
Watch for shoulder and lane closures as crews in Honey Grove install new sidewalks and curb ramps along State Highway 56 and FM 100. Crews will also install new sidewalks and ramps in Bonham on Loop 205.
On Hwy. 82, from Hwy. 121 to the Fannin-Lamar county line, watch for slow-moving construction equipment as crews widen the roadway from two lanes to four lanes. Also watch for lane closures on State Highway 78 and Hwy. 121 as crews build and install new westbound Hwy. 82 overpasses.
On FM 1752, between Hwy. 82 and FM 898, watch for temporary, single-lane closures as crews widen the roadway.
CR 4131 at Cooper Creek is closed as crews replace the existing bridge structure.
On FM 816, from Hwy. 78 to the Fannin-Hunt county line, and on Recreation Road 3, two miles east from FM 273, watch for temporary lane closures as workers install safety treatments on fixed objects along the roadways.