The Texas Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists in Grayson County and Fannin County to be aware of ongoing road maintenance projects, which may result in traffic pattern changes and delays.
Drivers are advised to avoid in-car distractions, such as cellphones and entertainment systems, and to remain aware of possible lane shifts, road closures and slow-moving traffic. Completion dates of the following projects may be affected by weather conditions, machinery failure or other circumstances.
On FM 691, between the FM 131 and Loy Lake Road to U.S Highway 75, temporary lane closures will be enacted in order to widen FM 691 to a five-lane roadway. The intersection of FM 691 and FM 131-Loy Lake Road will be temporarily converted into a four-way stop before crews are able to install permanent signals.
Drivers traveling on FM 1417, between FM 691 and U.S. Highway 82, are advised to watch for lane shifts and slow-moving vehicles as workers widen the roadway.
On the southbound freeway and frontage lanes of Hwy. 75, between FM 120 and Crawford Street, drivers will encounter shoulder closures and lane shifts as workers build retaining walls and a new entry ramp. Amid the project, the southbound exit for Crawford Street will be closed. Motorists affected by the closure are encouraged to use the FM 120-Morton Street exit.
Watch for shoulder closures and lane shifts on the northbound lanes of Hwy. 75 between Choctaw Creek and FM 1417 as workers build new freeway entry and exit ramps. Existing ramps will remain open during the projects.
Crews will conduct nightly concrete repairs on Hwy. 75 Sunday through Thursday. The repairs may impact both northbound and southbound traffic. Lane closures begin at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to end by 6 a.m.
Drivers may encounter debris removal crews on Hwy. 75 from the Grayson-Collin county line and the Texas-Oklahoma state border. Workers will operate along shoulders and medians during daylight hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
On Hwy. 82, between FM 131 and FM 1897, and on U.S. Route 69, between State Highway 56 and Hwy. 75, watch for temporary lane closures as workers install safety treatments to fixed objects along the roadways.
On State Highway 11, between Route 69 and State Highway 121, traffic shifts and temporary, single-lane closures may be enacted as workers repair and widen the roadway.
Watch for shoulder closures and lane closures as crews work to install pedestrian ramps and sidewalks along State Highway 56 and FM 100 in Honey Grove. Crews will also install sidewalks and ramps in Bonham, along State Highway 78.
Along Hwy. 82, from Hwy. 121 to the Fannin-Lamar county line, drivers may encounter slow-moving construction equipment as crews widen Hwy. 82 to four lanes. Lane closures are also expected on Hwy. 78 and Hwy. 121 as crews build the new, westbound Hwy. 82 bridge overpass.
On FM 1752, between Hwy 82. and FM 898, watch for single-lane closures as workers widen the roadway.
On FM 186, between the Fannin-Hunt county line and Hwy 78, and on Recreation Road 3, two miles east of FM 273, watch for temporarily lane closures as crews install safety treatments.
And County Road 2275 will be closed at Coffee Mill Creek as crews replace the current bridge structure.