February 18, 2020
TxDOT Notes Work on US 75 Project is Underway
PARIS, TX – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announce that work on the US 75 project in Grayson County has started.
The contractor, Zachry Construction Corporation, was awarded the contract for the four-mile US 75 Project, valued at more than 154.6 million, which is designed to provide long-term transportation and operational improvements on US 75 and US 82 in Grayson County. It follows TxDOT's US 75 Corridor Study, which assessed safety, maintenance and system efficiency, congestion and freight reliability, environmental sustainability, transportation choices and economic vitality along US 75.
The project will widen the four-lane roadway to six-lanes-divided from FM 1417 to State Highway 91. It will also create continuous frontage roads along the roadway, add U-turn lanes at major intersections and reconfigure and improve the intersection and US 75 and US 82. The project will also reconstruct the bridge at South Travis Street and adjust the main traffic lanes of US 75 between Lamar and Washington Streets to remove them from the 100-year flood-plain.
The changes to this important highway are designed to improve safety, address traffic congestion and improve traffic operations and address deficiencies in this aging roadway. Roadway changes and improvements will be constructed in phases as the project progresses, officials said.