Grayson County and Fannin County drivers are likely to encounter work zones, changing traffic patterns and possible delays this week as Texas Department of Transportation crews carry out road-improvement projects in the area.
“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,” TxDOT said in an emailed statement. “They should also avoid distractions, such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car-audio or navigation systems.”
Completion dates of the following projects may be delayed by weather conditions, machinery failure or other circumstances.
On the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 75 and frontage road between Spur 503 and FM 691, watch for daytime lane closures while crews place portable traffic barriers and begin work on building temporary ramps.
On FM 691, between FM 131-Loy Lake Road and U.S. Highway 75, temporary lane closures will be made in order to widen FM 691 into a five-lane roadway. The intersection of FM 691 and FM 131-Loy Lake Road will be converted into a temporary, four-way stop before crews are able to install permanent signals.
The Hwy. 75 southbound frontage road and freeway exit at Randell Lake Road are closed as crews work to stabilize a failed slope and install drainage equipment.
The southbound freeway and frontage lanes of Hwy. 75, between FM 120 and Crawford Street, will be affected by 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 impacted by the closure are encouraged to use the FM 120-Morton Street exit.
On U.S. Highway 82, from FM 901 in Sadler to FM 1417 in Sherman, watch for daytime lane closures as crews work to mill and then pave the eastbound and westbound lanes with new asphalt.
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.
Crews will conduct nightly concrete repairs on Hwy. 75 Sunday through Thursday. The repairs may affect both northbound and southbound traffic. Lane closures begin at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to end by 6 a.m..
On Hwy. 82, between FM 131 and FM 1897, and on U.S. Route 69, between Hwy. 75 and State Highway 56, 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.
On FM 1753, from FM 1897 to State Highway 78, expect lane closures as workers repair and widen the roadway.
On U.S. Highway 377, at the Willis Bridge, watch for occasional one-lane closures on the existing bridge as workers pour concrete for the new bridge structure.
In Whitesboro, watch for lane closures during daylight hours at the Hwy. 82 and Hwy. 377 frontage road intersection. Drivers should also watch out for lane closures on Hwy. 56 between Business Hwy. 377 and Spur 129.
And on the following roads, expect daytime lane closures as crews work: on FM 120, one mile east of U.S. Route 69 in Denison; on Hwy. 82 frontage roads in Sadler; on Hwy. 377, between Business Hwy. 377 and FM 902; and on the southbound Hwy. 75 frontage road in Van Alstyne and Howe.
On Hwy. 82, from Hwy. 121 to the Fannin-Lamar county line, watch for slow-moving construction equipment as crews work to widen the thoroughfare to a four-lane divided roadway.
And on the following roads, expect daytime lane closures: on FM 897, from Hwy. 82 north to the end of of Fannin County road maintenance; and on FM 1753, between FM 1752 to FM 2645.